Cairo – In partnership with the Ministries of Education and Higher Education, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) honored 86 outstanding Egyptian women today as they prepare to begin their studies under the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative (HEI). The scholarship recipients will travel to the United States to pursue Masters or undergraduate degrees at select colleges and universities.
“The United States Government has a long history of providing scholarships and exchange opportunities to some of Egypt’s most promising students,” said USAID/Egypt Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin. “These women join the ranks of thousands of Egyptians who have participated in these opportunities and become leaders in fields such as medicine, law, education, business, engineering, agriculture, and the sciences.”
USAID hosted business experts and entrepreneurs at a networking event today to discuss opportunities for stimulating Egypt’s economy. Speakers included USAID Economic Growth Officer Annie Steed and Shereen ElSabagh from the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
U.S. Ambassador Stephen Beecroft and Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El-Anany today inaugurated the recently-conserved Theban Tomb 110 in Luxor and a new groundwater lowering system at Edfu Temple. The inaugurations mark the completion of projects to preserve and restore two important monuments from Egypt’s antiquity.
“These sites are integral to Egypt’s cultural heritage – and the heritage of humanity,” said Ambassador Beecroft. “Our shared commitment to protecting Egypt’s most important archaeological sites ensures that future generations can enjoy them – and that Egypt can continue to capitalize on tourism for economic growth and employment.”
Cairo – The U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative (HEI) solidified its public university scholarship agreement with Ains Shams University today through a memorandum of understanding signed by the university and AMIDEAST, the USAID-funded initiative’s implementing partner.
Ismailia – Over 1,500 job seekers met with representatives from 12 companies today at the USAID-sponsored Suez Canal University Employment Fair.
“The U.S. Government is committed to helping Egypt create a strong economy with good jobs and educated workers,” said Katie Donohoe, USAID/Egypt Education Director. “USAID’s support for employment fairs is an important step on the path to building a stronger economy in Egypt.”
Last updated: July 21, 2016