NM is a unique hub of Egyptian young professionals, social change agents, and leaders in their fields. Board, staff, members, mentors, and of course social entrepreneurs, each is passionate about and committed to social change in Egypt
At NM, we leverage the ideas and power of social innovators to tackle Egypt's toughest social challenges. We believe Egypt’s young professionals have what it takes to address our problems. At NM, we offer a platform for building social enterprises, along with a network of supportive, like-minded people, to help turn our dreams into reality.
Our work centers on the concepts of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise/start-ups. Over the past 8 years, NM has supported more than 40 social start-ups and enterprises from a wide range of fields. Our currently incubated social start-ups impact over 50,000 beneficiaries annually
At Nahdet el Mahrousa, our extended network consists of Egyptians who are passionate about social entrepreneurship and committed to building Egypt together and from within. NM and our social enterprises are always looking for individuals and organizations to join our movement. Here are a few ways you can get involved:
Since its inception, NM has been open platform for innovators, social entrepreneurs, and the development community. These individuals gather to further their mission, meet like-minded people, learn about current issues, transform perceived challenges into opportunities, and find meaningful ways to contribute to Egypt’s development.
Status/stage of development:Fully incubated at Nahdet El Mahrousa
Career and Entrepreneurship Development Office (CEDO) is an innovative and pioneering solution to the challenge of youth unemployment. For years, Egypt has been experiencing a problem of universities graduating unemployable youth, lacking the skills needed to join the job market or start their own businesses. In order to bridge the gap between education and unemployment while complementing the education process at Egyptian public universities, NM established in 2006 the first CEDO Office in Cairo University. Currently, NM is working on turning CEDO into a national program to provide career and entrepreneurship services to students and recent graduates in all national universities in Egypt by replicating the CEDO Cairo model.
The National Program Management Unit is a team within NM that serves as the national umbrella for all Career and Entrepreneurship Development Offices (“CEDO”). Its goal is expanding the CEDO model to all 17 national universities in Egypt, operating as a hub for different resources that are to be shared among the offices, coordinating national partnerships, identifying and sharing best practice among the offices.
The Career and Entrepreneurship Development Office focuses on a number of specific objectives:
· Create a sustainable structure and mechanism for student development, career advising and placement;
· Foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship;
· Transform university students into “Quality Graduates” and “assets for the new job market”;
· Create a new generation of business leaders by fostering innovation and business culture;
· Serve the corporate sector as our direct client to ensure supply of quality caliber workers;
· Contribute to facing unemployment by addressing the scarcity of employable youth.
CEDO’s key services entail:
· Career coaching:
Career advising is a process that helps a person know and understand him/herself and the world of work, and therefore make career, educational, and life decisions. Recipients of this service undergo a career assessment which produces a report that provides information about their potential, attributes, personality, talents, interests, expectations, resource, strengths, and weaknesses. Subsequently, CEDO offers counseling sessions in which CEDO helps recipients build a professional development plan.
· Career services:
CEDO provides recipients with the knowledge and tools to help them achieve their own objectives and develop their career paths. It offers basic and advanced employability skills depending on employers’ needs, language skills, and job preparation workshops.
· Entrepreneurship services:
CEDO believes that self-employment can be achieved through encouraging and inciting individuals to take the risk of starting a business. This service focuses on how a process model for enterprise education can be used to target various recipients, and emphasizes the need to teach entrepreneurship to non-business students/graduates, who in many instances are the originators of ideas, but unfortunately do not have the business knowledge to develop the idea further.
· Placement services:
CEDO serves as a liaison between university students/graduates and employers through employment fairs, recruitment services for corporations, and job announcements.
Heba Sweed - Director
Abeer El Kayaty - Senior Program Coordinator
Maya Boghdady - Senior Program Coordinator
Sarah Eid - Senior Program Coordinator
Amani Ali – Recruitment and Follow up Coordinator
Areeg Hisham – Training Coordinator
Samah Eskandar – Senior Finance and Administration Coordinator