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.”
Hundreds of entrepreneurs from Upper Egypt participated in an entrepreneurship competition this weekend co-sponsored by USAID, Assiut and Sohag universities, and several private sector firms. Winners included several health care apps; a platform that connects people with babysitters, cooks, and housekeepers; and a call center that provides instant translation for deaf people through video calls, voice notes, and sign language.
Cairo – Marking the conclusion of the Leadership for Education and Development (LEAD) undergraduate scholarship program at the American University in Cairo (AUC), Minister of International Cooperation Dr. Sahar Nasr and USAID Mission Director Sherry Carlin congratulated scholarship recipients and celebrated twelve years of the program’s success.
“Since 2004, the LEAD program has awarded scholarships to gifted public school students from every governorate and provided them with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead, excel, and contribute to their communities,” USAID Mission Director Sherry Carlin said during the ceremony at AUC. “Education is one of the surest ways to help build Egypt’s prosperity, and USAID has been proud to support this vital program.”
Last updated: November 02, 2016