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Vocational training increases job opportunities in Cairo

‘For a better future’ helps Egyptian and Syrian youth to create their own jobs

Egypt currently faces a difficult socio-economic situation. The crisis in Syria has added an extra burden, as Egypt is now host to more than 100.000 Syrian refugees. Over a quarter of the population in Egypt lives below the national poverty line and unemployment continues to rise. Lack of access to adequate education is one of the primary reasons for unemployment.

To combat poverty and increase employment opportunities, Caritas Egypt started For a better future’. This vocational training programme helps refugees and Egyptian youth to improve their living conditions.


The objectives of the programme are:

  1. Improve the effectiveness of refugees and Egyptian youth to create job opportunities
  2. Motivate people for self-employment in small businesses
  3. Raise consciousness amongst the target group about environmental issues.

Training opportunities

  • Vocational training in different fields resulting in official certificates by the Egypt Ministry of Social Affairs
  • Training in entrepreneurial skills and business economics
  • Training session on plastic waste management, water pollution, renewable energy and sustainable raw materials.

Facts & Figures

Beneficiaries: 540 Egyptian and Syrian youngsters (18-30 years old)
Where: Cairo and Giza
Period: 24 months
Project Budget: EGP 1,158,275 (EUR 55,740)
Partners: Ministry of Social Solidarity (MOSS)


  • Increase number of trained and competent unemployed Egyptians and Syrians
  • Reduce unemployment rate
  • Raise awareness of environmental issues

More info

Magdy Garas
E: magdy.garas@caritas-egypt.org
Tel: (202) 24310201 – 24310318

Ibrahim Wadie
Responsible in the field
E: ibrahim.wadie@caritas-egypt.org
T: 01222445729

Mervette Mounir
E: mervette.mounir@caritas-egypt.org
T: 01288612765