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    Youth Social Entrepreneurship Program


    Last Updated: 12 Jun 2018
    The Youth Social Entrepreneurship Program (YSEP) Egypt was especially tailored for young people in Egypt as it provided funding, mentorship and knowledge to alleviate poverty via social entrepreneurship.

    YSEP falls under the local economic development pillar which supports the creation of a healthy competitive business environment for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), and social entrepreneurs, and increase jobs for youth using ICTs through means of human development, innovative technologies, Knowledge sharing and partnership.

    The program aims to empower potential young social entrepreneurs by providing assistance in three key areas:
     
    Knowledge: conducted intensive capacity building workshops to enable potential young social entrepreneurs to prepare their business plans
    Financing: offered grants to each business plan identified through a competitive selection process
    Mentorship: assigned professional mentors to assist young social entrepreneurs from initiating ideas to implementation to creating social impact 

    Objectives:
    § Identify and support young people in Egypt who are potential social entrepreneurs with their most innovative ideas, solutions, commitment and vision for social innovation
    § Promote gender equality and human rights and reach out for the disadvantaged youth and underrepresented groups in society, including young women, the poor, rural youth, young people with disabilities, orphans, indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities
    § Reach out and work with disadvantaged youth and underrepresented groups in society including young women, the poor, rural youth, young people with disabilities, orphans, indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities

    Tomouh:
    Tomouh is a competition that falls under the Youth Social Entrepreneurship Program and is implemented by the Egyptian ICT Trust Fund (ICT-TF), in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. It aims to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in ICTs through a number of programs that provide technical, training and marketing support to entrepreneurs. 
    Launched first in 2011, the Competition aims at encouraging young people to innovate pioneering ideas that impact the society via ICTs.

    Tomouh targets Egyptian youth aged 18 - 35 years old, aiming to promote their entrepreneurship ideas; stimulate their innovation to start small projects; and build their capacity in order to contribute to overcoming social and environmental problems, while providing opportunities to ensure these projects’ sustainability.

    Status: ongoing
     


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