13 September 2021
ICT, Youth Ministers Witness Honoring Egyptian Champions of Tokyo 2020 Paralympics


The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat and the Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhy attended the ceremony organized by Telecom Egypt today at the foot of the pyramids. The ceremony honored the Egyptian champions who participated in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, which kicked off on August 24 in Tokyo, Japan.

The Advisor to the Prime Minister on Administrative Reform Hany Mahmoud, and officials from Telecom Egypt and the Egyptian Paralympic Committee attended the ceremony.

Silver medalists in weightlifting Sherif Othman, Rehab Ahmed Radwan, Fatma Omar, and Mahmoud Sabry; bronze medalists in weightlifting Hani Mohsen and Mohamed Sobhy; and silver medalist in Para Taekwondo Mohamed El-Zayyat were honored during the ceremony.

The ICT Minister congratulated the champions, who raised Egypt’s flag at the Paralympics. He praised their historical achievement, which is an exemplary model of determination to succeed.

Talaat highlighted that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) attaches great importance to creating an inclusive enabling environment for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). MCIT carries out several projects, including Telecom Egypt’s initiative to give cochlear implants to over 500 children, improve students with disabilities' education, and train teachers at special needs schools.

This is in addition to establishing an academy for Research and Development (R&D) in assistive technology to develop assistive software and mechanisms to help PwDs overcome their challenges. A new building of the academy will be inaugurated soon, boasting 11 laboratories with high-tech equipment to develop technological solutions and train PwDs.

For his part, Telecom Egypt CEO and Managing Director Adel Hamed delivered a talk during the ceremony. He commended the champions’ winning, adding that they have become role models for those seeking to achieve their dreams. Hamed also congratulated the Telecom Egypt team members who were part of the Egyptian delegation to the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Five of the seven medals landed by the Egyptian delegation were achieved by Telecom Egypt team members.

Hamed added that Telecom Egypt is proud of being the main sponsor of the Egyptian Paralympic Committee and supporting the Egyptian champions during their journey in the Paralympics. He stressed that supporting PwDs is one of the top priorities of Telecom Egypt’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy.

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