FOUNDATIONS - SOCIAL ISSUES

Egyptian generosity

The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development is an Egyptian charity organization established in 2001 that supports initiatives that encourage job creation through training, education, and access to microcredit. Committed to promoting sustainable solutions to communities’ most pressing needs, the Foundation has supported 52 local community development projects with a total budget of more than EGP 236 million.

Unemployment and job creation are indeed among the most important challenges facing policymakers in Egypt today. In light of this persistent problem, SFSD has created and developed its training for employment program over the years to train youths and equip them with skills that result in employment. Through cooperating with the partners in development: NGOs, government and private sector, SFSD seeks to empower young people by providing them with real capacity building opportunities so that they become effective individuals in their communities.

The Foundation’s approach is to secure employment for prospective trainees before providing training through a process called the “Backward Job Creation Model”. Based on research and analysis of labor market trends, this model helps in identifying jobs that are vacant and then secures the commitment of employers to hire qualified and trained personnel. Only then is certified and tailored training provided by recognized professional training centers to those eligible. Since its inception and until today, SFSD has funded more than 100 training and employment projects.

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