Etijah, in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the European Union (EU), and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, concluded its third round of Destination Egypt 2030 activities in Luxor Governorate from 4 to 6 April. On Thursday, 4 April, the activities launched capacity building workshops, including theatrical performances on issues such as early marriage with Y-PEER’s implementation, and an interactive reproductive health awareness session.


The activities included a 2 km marathon on Luxor’s Corniche, which coincided with the World Day of Sport for Development and Peace, followed by a musical concert for High Dam and Al Mina bands as well as Sahar Al Zoghbi and Jasmine Zaki, as part of the Music for Development initiative of the UNFPA. Egypt’s champion in free football Yorok also participated in the event.


The youth participated in a policy dialogue on the Banana Island in the center of the Nile, along with representatives from the Governor’s Office, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Council for Women, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Solidarity in Luxor and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health. The activities ended on April 6 with a tour in Karnak Temple.


The initiative aimed to mobilize youth to encounter developmental challenges through participation in sports and music activities and capacity building initiatives. The initiative includes monthly activities in all governorates of Egypt on a three-day basis to raise awareness about various development issues and to promote various touristic areas within the governorates.


Stay tuned for our next tour in Minya Governorate from 14 to 16 June 2019 to carry out Destination Egypt 2030 activities which also includes capacity building workshops, interactive play shows, live marinas and visits to touristic sites.