"Right after the end of summer, high school and college graduates start thinking about their next steps, whether that involves applying to college or searching for a job.
One resource they can turn to is Bosletak, an online guide that helps Egyptian youth discover their interests and choose their educational or professional path.
The startup, founded in 2011 by Ahmad Al Noushoukati, a computer engineer from Alexandria, launched in 2012 to offer articles and visual content to guide students and graduates towards different colleges, universities and institutes in all over Egypt, while helping them make decisions.
Thanks to a financial support from Nahdet Al Mahrousa and Yahoo Maktoob, which granted it the ‘Social Innovation Starts from You’ award, the site has been able to grow its content to showcase video-recorded meetings with academics, experts and celebrities in various fields, to make the search process that much simpler.
Bosletak also provides different services such as an online forum, an information portal and interactive activities, where students can communicate and share their experiences. Among these are psychological tests students and graduates can take to analyse their personalities and help them choose what field is more suitable for them (not unlike the data matching service on FreshGrad, which was launched by a Lebanese entrepreneur but is not localized to the Middle East). These scientific tests have been approved byTamheed and their evaluations are adopted by the Psychological British Society." Read more
Article from wamda by by Hanan Solayman, February 25, 2013