19 March 2015
Tomouh Third Round Closing

Egypt ICT-Trust Fund, affiliated to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Egypt, with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, awarded the third round of Tomouh competition for the best innovative projects of youth on 16 March 2015.

Taking place at Al-Gezira Civil Education Center, the ceremony was held in the presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel-Aziz and the Regional Manager of ICT-Trust Fund Hoda Dahroug in the  This comes within the framework of implementing pillars of MCIT strategy for empowering Egyptians in line with shifting towards the knowledge society, and creating a suitable environment to encourage and develop technological innovation and invention and social entrepreneurship for youth.

The competition aims to strengthen social entrepreneurship by supporting youth to innovate in various fields using ICT, with a main goal to develop projects that are applicable to positively impact the Egyptian society.

Tomouh was announced on www.ysep.org.eg and social media during March 2014. A number of 509 ideas applied of which 176 were selected and 74 projects were accepted. Selection was based on a number of criteria on top of which were contributing to solving real society’s problem, the use of IT tools as a main component in mechanisms related to the idea, and the prospect of real implementation.

Within the framework of implementing activities of the competition, a number of 74 youth were trained in two phases in Souhag for five days on project planning, case studies, financial accounting, marketing and sales. This is in addition to supporting their communications and administrative skills. 
Youth presented case studies for their projects that were evaluated and subjected to arbitration, resulting in awarding eight distinguished projects.

Other winning projects tackled different problems like recycling garbage and producing compost, robot industry, training household wives to create  job opportunities in handcrafts.

This is in addition to the project of Port-Said for e-services to qualify students and youth for benefiting from online services. Start Win project for maintenance of computers and laptops was also one of the winner projects. 
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