Today, Monday, Ambassador Nabila Makram, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptians Abroad, saw the opening of the first 7 training halls of the Egyptian-German Center for Work, Migration and Reintegration in Beni Suef Governor, as well as via video conference in the governors of Fayoum, Minya, Assiut, Sohag, Qena and Luxor.
It came as part of a co-operation agreement signed last November between the Ministry of Immigration, the German Agency for International Co-operation (GIZ) and the Misr El Kheir Foundation, according to which 14 training halls at the latest level will be equipped with the aim to use them to train and empower young people through the Egyptian-German Center for Work, Migration and Reintegration; It is part of the ministry’s efforts to combat irregular migration, in the implementation of the presidential initiative “Lifeboats.”
The opening ceremony was held in Beni Suef Governor, in the presence of Ambassador Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration, dr. Mohamed Hani Ghoneim, Governor of Beni Suef, and a number of members of the House of Representatives and Senate, Ovi Jilin, and Dr. Sahar Ali, Director of the Egyptian German Center, and a. Shahira Wassef, Director of the Migration File at the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), Head of German Development Cooperation at the German Embassy in Cairo, and Mohamed Abdel Rahman, CEO of the Misr El Kheir Foundation, along with a number of young people from governors’ centers of the targeted groups for training.
In turn, Ambassador Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration, visited the training hall in Beni Suef and listened to the youth during the training activities to find out what skills they gained from this training and the extent of its changes to them.
In her opening remarks, Ambassador Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration, said that Beni Suef Governor was witnessing major developments in various regions in the Governor, and expressed her gratitude to the executive leaders and Governor Beni Suef, and for the launch. of the civil society document, to take care of the citizen, which comes at the top of the political leadership’s priorities.
The Minister added that the state is eager to reach out and support the citizen in the light of the new republic, adding that the political leadership is eager for our youth and their lives, and therefore the “lifeboat” initiative has secured job provided. opportunities for young people, and to emphasize the dignity of citizens abroad.
The Minister of Immigration praised the cooperation with the German side, to hone the skills of young people, improve professional values and skills, to open an energy of hope for young people, and to link them to the labor market and the skills what it needs, adding that if it were not for the challenges, success would not have come about, and today we achieve this first achievement of its kind with the opening of the branches of the Egyptian Center In several governorates, my message to the young pupils is to encourage other young people of the governors to join the courses and praise the trainers who have succeeded in building trust among the youth.
Ambassador Nabila Makram stressed that migration is a human right, but we must follow the legal ways, in cooperation between all parties and institutions, and the political leadership believes in the strength of its people, and supports these efforts, and emphasizes that your country your country is. support and it is the boat of survival in the midst of hardship and difficult circumstances.
In turn, dr. Mohamed Hani Ghoneim, governor of Beni Suef, said he was proud to open training halls from Beni Suef, and to direct the governor’s youth for training and awareness, pointing out the importance of qualifying young people and their minds. highlighted, adding that training includes all disciplines, to young people discover their skills, and the path they must follow to find employment opportunities, to the guidance and rehabilitation programs.
Ghoneim added that Egypt is a young country with a great human wealth, and the management of this resource guarantees an important economic dimension, and represents a strong addition to the national economy, whether they work in Egypt, or they qualifies to work abroad, to be an honorable model for Egyptian capabilities in all forums, praises the cooperation between government institutions and society Civil society and civil and international institutions, to support Egypt’s efforts and development plans in various regions.
Meanwhile, Mohamed Abdel Rahman, CEO of Misr El Kheir Foundation, said the training facilities are part of a co-operation agreement signed last November with the Ministry of State for Immigration and Egyptians Abroad and the German Agency for International Cooperation GIZ, in order to 14 to equip. training facilities at the latest level, explained The training halls aim to rehabilitate and empower young people to meet the needs of the labor market in order to introduce the available jobs for them to combat illegal immigration.
The CEO of the Misr El Kheir Foundation praised the services rendered to the youth of the governors in the training halls opened, emphasizing that career guidance and job qualification for the requirements of the labor market is the most important element that young people currently need. in order to follow the steps of regular immigration in the implementation of the presidential initiative, lifeboats.
Abdel Rahman indicated that the work of the Misr El Kheir Foundation in this collaboration stems from its motto “Human development is our primary mission”, as targeting and training young people is a crucial step towards Egypt’s main goal Implement Vision for Sustainable Development 2030, which is to preserve the lives of Egyptian youth and not expose them to danger.
On the other hand, A. Shahira Wassef, director of the migration file at the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), said that since the launch of the Egyptian-German Center for Migration in November 2020, we have been eager to qualify young people and train to provide jobs, according to market needs, according to the THAMM project, and we look forward to working more together To achieve our common goals in the migration file, and to benefit from the energy of the youth, to to provide qualification and counseling programs in the needs of the market. .
Ofa Jilin, Head of German Development Cooperation at the German Embassy in Cairo, explained that the labor market needs qualified young people, and we are working on this in collaboration with partners in Egypt, praising the Egyptian-German cooperation and adding that we are expanding cooperation on training to provide to young people and support development projects, and we are proud. He therefore, with the help of trainers and professionals in his field, expressed his gratitude to the German institutions for supporting these efforts as well, in cooperation with the institutions of the Egyptian state, and this is the core of our needs and interests, to implement an exemplary experience in the education system and the needs of the labor market, and to provide professionalism to pupils.
He continued: “During my period of 4 years in Egypt, I can say that what we are witnessing today is one of the best examples of Egyptian-German cooperation, serving about 30 million young people in the governors of Upper Egypt,” and the presidential initiative “Boats of Life” and thanks the Ministry of Immigration for its efforts in it.
Also during the opening activities, a short film was shown about the role of the Egyptian-German Center for Work, Migration and Reintegration, and about the training facilities that were opened, as well as about the work of the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) in the field of migration.
This was followed by a speech by Dr Sahar Ali, Director of the Egyptian-German Center, that the center aims to provide its services to support the state’s efforts to reduce irregular migration and the raising awareness of safe migration methods, especially in line with the requirements of the global labor market, in addition to providing comprehensive labor market information.
Dr. it confirms. Sahar Ali, that the center also provides training and employment opportunities in Germany and Europe according to the needs of the market there, as well as holds various training courses, and provides the necessary advice and counseling, in the context of encouraging everyone who wants to migrate to the necessary study procedures and take safe ways and take advantage of the opportunities available in diaspora countries, thanks to all the relevant authorities and institutions that participated in the successful establishment of the training halls.
At the end of the activities, virtual meetings were held through video conferences with the pupils in the training halls, then the Minister of Immigration, Ambassador Nabila Makram, awarded honors to a number of successful partners: Dr. Mohamed Hani Ghoneim, Governor of Beni Suef, Mohamed Abdel Rahman, CEO of the Misr El Kheir Foundation, Mr. Ove Geelen, head of German development cooperation at the German embassy in Cairo, and mr. Hatem El-Messiri, Recruitment, Partnerships and Service Delivery Officer at the Egyptian-German Center for Employment, Migration and Reintegration, as well as honoring Elite Company Elite Interiors to carry out the adaptation works for the rooms in record time and with the highest quality: Eng. Ezz El-Din Hashem, and me. Ibrahim Abdel Salam, and me. Ahmed Hussein.