British Ambassador to Egypt, Sir Geoffrey Adams, welcomed the Chevening Alumni and the 2017/18 retuning scholars to celebrate the programme’s continued success.
For the past 35 years, the UK’s global scholarship programme has provided fully-funded scholarships to Egypt’s brightest minds.
Adams presented recognition awards to the Chevening Alumni in five categories, Mostafa Kamel received the Community Service Award, Norhan El Sakkout received the Entrepreneurial Award, Mostafa Adel received the Social Media Ambassador Award, Beltone’s Vice Chairperson Maged Shawky received the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Nevine El-Nahass won the UK – Egypt Relations Award.
“Today demonstrates what the UK-Egypt education partnership can achieve; confident Egyptians who believe in their abilities. Equipped with the right skills and backed by world-class education, they are ready to take on any challenge. Chevening invests in this country’s brightest minds so they contribute to the development of their country. We are confident that this generation of Chevening students will go on to be leading doctors, engineers, journalists, and politicians of the future,” said the ambassador.
The British embassy launched the “Education is great” week to celebrate the strengthening partnership between Egypt and UK in the field of education. The week started with the announcement of a £12m programme to support education reform.
Over 1,300 Egyptians have benefitted from the scholarship so far. Past scholars include the Egyptian Irrigation Minister, Mohamed Abdel Aaty; former Deputy Prime Minister, Ziad Bahaa El-Din; Deputy Minister of Finance for Fiscal Policy, Ahmed Kouchouk; and Head of Egyptian Exchange, Mohamed Farid.
BP Egypt, Misr Al-Kheir Foundation, and HSBC Bank generously contributed to funding eight scholarships this year.