AKDN’s Continuing Education Programme in Egypt was launched by the Om Habibeh Foundation in 2010. Based in Aswan, the Continuing Education Programme aims to provide practical, industry-relevant training to unemployed and under-employed youth in the governorate of Aswan in South Egypt.
The programme aims to support the young people of the local communities to improve their knowledge and skills, thereby increasing their employability by preparing them for the competitive labour market.
The programme offers English language courses, basic and advanced management and soft skills training, in addition to local context specific training, such as airline ticket issuing to serve the governorate’s key industry of tourism.
The programme also provides local labour market demand driven accredited courses on information technology (IT), vocational training, and human resources development. Since its establishment, the Continuing Education Programme has served over 2,850 young students trainees with an impressive female enrolment rate of 67%. Its target is to reach over 6,000 beneficiaries from the local communities by 2020.