Nahdet El Mahrousa, together with our partners, is leading sustainable community change through creative ideas, innovation, and entrepreneurialism.
Our partnerships are designed to provide the needed tools and resources for community development organizations and social enterprises to thrive in Egypt. Whether you’re a business owner, foundation, or institution, we offer packages with clear benefits, real results, and tangible impact on society.
Some of Nahdet El Mahrousa's partnership programs:
Egypt @ Work Program:
The International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Nahdet El Mahrousa in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation (MCF), are implementing Egypt @ Work, a four year, program that addresses the need for increased youth employment and entrepreneurship in Egypt. This program builds alliances between sectors and assists local organizations with capacity building, technical service strengthening and on-the-ground implementation of the program. Organizations participating in the program will provide 10,000 disadvantaged youth with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities needed to find and maintain employment or to start new enterprises. These essential programs are responsive to market demand and informed by youth workforce assessments as well as by ongoing input of the private and public sectors
- Address the need for increased youth employment and entrepreneurship in Egypt.
- Provide 10,000 disadvantaged youth with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities needed to find and maintain employment or to start new enterprises.
- Build alliances between sectors and assist local organizations with capacity building, technical service strengthening and on-the-ground implementation of the program.
LOTUS Scholarship Program:
Nahdet El Mahrousa has partnered with the Institute of International Education (IIE) through the IIE's LOTUS Scholarship Program. Nahdet El Mahrousa is supporting the design and delivery of the Leadership in Action Program and the career development component which are delivered to the scholarship recipients. The recipients take part in Nahdet El Mahrousa's programs promoting youth values of tolerance and peace, the principals of sustainable development, and the definition of citizenship. Nahdet El Mahrousa will also provide students with exposure to case studies, insights into Egypt's developmental problems and existing or possible solutions specifically through presenting them with role models and innovations in social development.
The programs is delivered to all 150 LOTUS Program students during their undergraduate studies.
“Social Innovation Starts with YOU!”:
Nahdet El Mahrousa partnered with Yahoo! Maktoob to spearhead an unprecedented online campaign entitled “Social Innovation Starts with YOU!” The idea was to encourage social entrepreneurship among young Egyptian professionals and young Egyptians at large. The campaign inspired hundreds of Egyptian youth to submit ideas for social enterprises that aim to make a positive impact on Egypt. The partnership provided technical assistance and capacity building, as well as seed grants ($25,000 USD each) to 10 winners with both new ideas as well as existing ones that needed support to scale up.
"Social Innovation for Employement":
Leveraging financial contributions, shared expertise, and volunteer resources to fill needs of job creation and financial education in Egypt, Nahdet El Mahrousa and Barclays formed a partnership aimed at identifying, supporting, and providing funding to innovative social enterprises focused on job creation in Egypt. The emphasis is on creative projects that develop new approaches boosting employment, especially for marginalized youth, in Egypt. The program’s focus is on high-potential social entrepreneurs in Egypt, and is run through the Nahdet El Mahrousa Incubator of Innovative Social Enterprises. The program began with a Barclays-sponsored competition in Summer 2013 that identified 5-7 social enterprises working on issues of employability in Egypt. The program supported innovators with demonstrated leadership skills and a passion for entrepreneurship in Egypt. Winning candidates had ideas for social enterprises that address root causes through creative and untried approaches, and can achieve financial sustainability and national scalability.