Wednesday,20 March, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1365, (19 - 25 October 2017)
Wednesday,20 March, 2019
Issue 1365, (19 - 25 October 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Leaders of future technology

Al-Sisi attended a graduation ceremony of technology students, reports Reem Leila

Leaders of future technology
Leaders of future technology

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi attended a ceremony for the graduation of the first batch of Leaders of Future Technology, part of the presidential initiative which aims at rehabilitating youth and training them on the latest techniques in modern technology.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Minister of Defence and Military Production Sedki Sobhi and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser Al-Qadi, along with other ministers and political figures.
Prior to the ceremony, Al-Sisi toured an exhibition of projects by school children who were trained in the framework of the initiative and who explained the latest ICT innovations and inventions.

He also attended a video conference from the technological zone of the Upper Egypt governorate of Assiut, announcing the inauguration of the complex in the zone. Al-Sisi was briefed by youth on the complex’s contribution to their rehabilitation and training within the framework of the initiative that has helped them implement their projects as well as provide them with job opportunities.

Through a live broadcast from the new technological zone of Borg Al-Arab, Al-Sisi met a group of children who were trained in Borg Al-Arab complex. Their presentations included explanations of their inventions. The children are also participating in several international contests in modern technology.

The president saw a live broadcast from the Smart Village where he listened to a presentation from a participant in Leaders of Future Technology which aims at training girls in IT entrepreneurship, empowering them and helping them implement their projects in various fields.
A documentary about Leaders of Future Technology was shown, including a presentation of its objectives and examples of some of the cadres it has trained, including a number of youths challenged by the initiative to enable them to start their careers.
This was followed by a presentation of a number of disabled youths who have received grants from the Ministry of Communications and training programmes offered by Leaders of Future Technology to realise local and international success and who have already won several international competitions.

At the end of the ceremony, the president delivered a speech in which he congratulated the Ministry of Communications and the Armed Forces for the implementation of the initiative which he said deserves the government’s entire support. “Egypt is full of competence but there is a problem in being unable to gain access and benefits,” Al-Sisi said.

Al-Sisi pointed to the opportunities provided by the programmes adopted by the Ministry of Communications. At the same time, the Armed Forces pressed the need for more funds for the programmes. Accordingly, Al-Sisi agreed to double the funding to LE400 million.

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