The Ministry of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs announced a new strategy aimed at benefiting from youth’s sustainable development capabilities in accordance with the Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt’s Vision 2030.
Nabila Makram said that the core of the strategy is maximising efforts to combat the phenomenon of illegal migration through youth rehabilitation programmes for the labour market and making them aware of the dangers of that type of migration.
According to the Ministry of Immigration, it coordinates with the Development Fund for Slums to improve communities and the urban development of informal settlements to achieve the desired social benefits and provide opportunities for rehabilitation, training, and entrepreneurship for young people.
She highlighted coordination with the Ministries of Trade and Industry and Education to implement a national project to raise awareness about safe migration, providing positive alternatives, and caring for talented people, and a cooperation protocol with the National Centre for Social and Criminal Research to prepare programmes to tackle these issues.
The ministry is currently working on a programme aimed at the vocational training of 1,000 young people in Kafr El-Sheikh, Damietta, Fayoum, Minya, Sohag, and Aswan. Each of the graduates received a toolkit based on their specialty, in cooperation with Misr El Kheir Foundation.
Moreover, the ministry had organised a training of trainers (TOT) to campaign on the risks of illegal migration and human trafficking in coordination with the Criminal and Social Research Centre, for the training and the adoption of the first group of researchers and social workers in the Ministries of Social Solidarity and Education, along with the preachers of the Ministry of Endowments and Egyptian churches.
The main goal of certifying trainers is to include them in awareness campaigns and select trainers from Cairo and Giza before focusing on other governorates.