Empowering Youth

This track focuses on implementing a training program that addresses needs required to build the ICT capacity of Egyptian youth, blended with the soft skills and communication skills required to equip the youth to be active contributors in their relevant communities. The Peace Module will also include interactive tools to enhance dialogue, understanding and tolerance and internet safety tips and tutorials.

  1. ICT skills: This component will draw on different training programs provided by the technology partners of the Initiative to foster technology and innovation, and create new opportunities. Examples of programs include IT Essentials, CCNA Discovery and Exploration Program, and Intel Learn… etc
  2. Personal and communication skills: This component will enhance the communication skills of youth to more effectively interact with peers locally, regionally and globally. These skills include online etiquette and a primer on globally accepted exchange standards. Through this track, youth are expected to build networks and to pass on their skills to families and friends.
  3. Peace related skills: These include skills of dialogue, and communication, team work, flexibility and the concept of peace. Curricula for training are tailored based on the age bracket of the audience and in cooperation with different partners. Those skills are coupled with a training on ‘web 2.0’ tools which enable youth to have a participatory and interactive role on the internet and to generate content.
  4. Internet Safety tutorials: where youth are trained on the safe use of the Internet and are made aware of potential hazards and risks. The tutorials draw on experiences developed in different parts of the world and on localized programs.
  5. Trainers’ capacity building: To ensure continuity, expansion and sustainability, this track will train trainers in technology clubs/ tele-centers in urban and rural areas. Trainers will receive IT tailored Training of Trainer (TOT) preparation aiming at improving their skills to disseminate knowledge across the cities and villages in Egypt, regionally and around the globe.

The track aims at implementing its training, as suitable and in agreement with concerned entities, through existing programs delivered at schools and in NGOs. In addition, a Mobile Internet Unit will be dedicated to disseminate the peace culture and peace training module in governorates and remote areas.

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