JICA to continue supporting Egypt’s educational reforms to advance women empowerment


Sun, 07 Mar 2021 - 10:15 GMT

Advisor to the Minister for Strategic Relations, Nevine Hamouda - Press Photo

Advisor to the Minister for Strategic Relations, Nevine Hamouda - Press Photo

CAIRO – 7 March 2021: “Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will continue to support Egypt’s educational reforms in order to advance women empowerment and gender equality in education and all fields,” the agency announced celebrating the International Women’s Day, which will take place on March 8.


It noted in a statement that this occasion is a chance to reflect on the social, economic and political achievements of women and their contributions around the world. This year’s theme is "Choose to Challenge''.


JICA clarified that education is fundamental for women empowerment, enabling them to gain the skills needed to challenge, make a change and lead better lives.


In Egypt, JICA has been supporting the enhancement of Egypt’s Education system as a priority for economic growth, social justice and bridging gender gap. 


A Japanese whole child education system known as “Tokkatsu” is being promoted in the Egypt-Japan schools to nurture the students, regardless of gender, with a balanced development of social, emotional, and academic skills with cultivation of interpersonal skills.


According to JICA, it is definitely a source of pride that EJS represents a living model of women and girls’ empowerment in Egypt and the whole region as the project is led by the Advisor to the Minister for Strategic Relations, Nevine Hamouda, who represents one of the most prominent female leaderships inside the Ministry of Education. 


Hamouda stated that the Japanese education model of Tokkatsu validates that empowerment is not only by knowledge but also by morals and ethics.


“Besides, the majority of teachers and principals are females, and also the percentage of female students is high even in rural areas,”it clarified.





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