Youth and development consultancy institute “Etijah” in collaboration with The Synergos Institute and Alwaleed Philanthropies is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the second phase of Pioneers of Egypt Award Program. The program represents an investment in the new leaders who have a key role to play in building the future of Egypt.


Pioneers of Egypt Phase 2, has an overall goal to expand employment and self-employment opportunities, particularly for youth, and supporting the new generation civil society and business leaders.

The program aims to achieve the following specific objectives:


  1. Strengthen community-led initiatives in Egypt that have demonstrated proof of concept in promoting economic and social development by working with the social entrepreneurs who lead these initiatives. Egyptian Social Innovators will receive an integrated set of services including financial awards, mentoring, and strategic connections to increase the scale and sustainability of their initiatives.


  1. Enhance the skills and leadership potential of a cohort of start-up social entrepreneurs, by providing them with training and networking opportunities. The program will work with up to 50 start-up social entrepreneurs by providing training, workshops and exchanges with social entrepreneurs, to build skills and capacity to advance their ideas and programs.


  1. Build the skills of Egyptian youth and enhance their employability through a volunteering program that will place 1000 young people at businesses and social enterprises and will provide them with on-the-job skill building, training, and increased awareness of social entrepreneurship as a viable career path.

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