Tuesday 07 September 2021
Books – Mustafa Eid:
Nader Abdel-Zaher, director of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Development Authority branch in Sohag Governorate, said that the branch organized, from the beginning of the year until the end of last July, 29 introductory seminars on the financial and technical activities of the agency for small projects in the villages targeted by the presidential initiative “Dignified Life” to develop the Egyptian countryside.
According to a statement from the agency today, Tuesday, Abdel-Zaher added that the agency’s branch in Sohag also organized several training courses in cooperation with the Skills Development Bank Foundation, during which about 70 young people from Maragha were trained on electrical work, and 15 other young people are currently being trained.
The branch also trained about 65 young men on plumbing work at the headquarters of the Community Development Association in Awlad Ma’man and handed a bag of maintenance and repair tools to the best 3 trainees, and another training course is currently being organized in the same field, according to Abdel-Zaher.
Abdel-Zaher stressed that these training courses are organized with the aim of qualifying young people for the labor market, allowing them to have suitable job opportunities through self-employment, establishing their own small and micro projects, or qualifying them to work for others.
He stated that the “Dignified Life” initiative includes about 181 villages in Sohag governorate with 7 administrative centers, namely Dar Al Salam, Al Balina, Saqlata, Gerga, Al Manshah, Tama and Al Maragha.
Nader Abdel-Zaher pointed out that the branch organized 3 free training courses for 30 girls and women in Maragha, to train them in the craft of sewing, and the best 3 women in each course were given a sewing machine to help them set up their own projects. Expand their projects.
Amr El-Hawary, director of the sixth region of the agency, which includes four governorates targeted by the Good Life Initiative (Sohag, Qena, Luxor and Aswan), explained that the total funding provided by the Enterprise Development Agency for the four governorates amounted to about 127.5 million pounds in the field of developing small and micro enterprises.
He said that these funds, in turn, provided more than 7,000 job opportunities during the first 7 months of this year, including 49.8 million pounds that were pumped into Sohag Governorate.
The Enterprise Development Authority said that it continues to organize training courses for citizens in Sohag on entrepreneurship, crafts and handicrafts, as well as introductory seminars on how to finance projects through the agency, and the services it provides to those wishing to establish new small projects or owners of existing projects, within the targeted villages of the Dignified Life Initiative.
The agency added that it aims, as the head of the Economic Committee in a decent life initiative, to participate in the development of the Egyptian countryside by developing the capabilities of citizens and developing their productive skills, especially youth and women, and enabling them to establish small and micro projects that directly reflect on their quality of life.