Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 12:13 GMT
Youth Love Egypt Foundation announced the completion of the first pilot phase of the Environmental Pioneers Program for 70 trainees.
CAIRO - 2 April 2021: Youth Love Egypt Foundation announced the completion of the first pilot phase of the Environmental Pioneers Program for 70 trainees.
Held at the Greek Campus of the American University in Cairo, the program is supported by the French Cultural Center in Cairo, and Twitter, in cooperation with the United Nations Media Center in Cairo, and the United Nations Volunteer.
The Environmental Pioneers Program tackles several axes and levels. The first level includes training volunteers and providing them with basic knowledge in five topics, namely sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity, waste management, and renewable energy.
In February 2021, the foundation announced the launch of the program and the graduation of hundreds of trainees.
The trainees were accepted in the first stage based on several admission rules, the most important of which are that the trainee must be between 18 and 30 years old, and must have basic knowledge of one of these axes. Also, trainees had to send introductory videos in Arabic and English about why they were keen to join the program, and accordingly, only 70 trainees were selected out of 720 applicants for the program.
It is noteworthy that the foundation has started preparing for this program in October 2020, and over the course of 6 months, all details of the program have been prepared and its scientific material has been developed. Additionally, intensive meetings with the United Nations were convened regularly to review the logistics, determine the location of the program, and set the proper mechanisms for volunteer selection.
The Environmental Pioneers Program is a unique training program, as it is one of the strategic programs recently developed by the foundation, which aspires to nurture young people who can spread awareness and contribute to achieving sustainable development goals.