El-Sadat Association for Social Development and Welfare has delivered the activities of the Civic Youth Participation Project in Egypt. The project was concerned with building the capabilities and refining the experiences of a number of youth from several different governorates from Upper-Egypt & Nile-Delta, Incuilding Luxor, Qena, Gharbia, Menofia & Behira. Through several training backages, events, focus group discussions, meetings and awareness-raising sessions over the course of a year and a half, in cooperation with several entities and sectors, mainly youth centers And civil society associations. This is in the areas of public civic participation, its role and importance, within the legal frameworks set for it. The packages were also exposed to several concepts such as citizenship, mechanisms of coexistence and synergy, which enhances building societal fabric and paves the way for community peace. The project is directed & designed to youth, especially the active of all groups, categories, classifications and affiliations, assuring diversity among participants & with fair presentation to gender aspect. The activities and events within the framework of the project of Promoting Youth Civil and Political Participation in Egypt which is implemented by El-Sadat Association for Social Development and Welfare under the auspices of the German ifa Institution. “Supported with German Federal Foreign Office’s, funds by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Funding programme zivik” Trainings and events provided Knowlagent such as communication skills, leadership, negotiation, strategic planning, debates, public speaking, speech arts, diction art, mechanisms for formulating development initiatives or projects, in addition to drafting an implementation plan and an appropriate budget were also addressed. The methodology of the exercises was based on providing a practical part in addition to the theoretical part, which enriched the content presented to youth.
The project dealt with several knowledge and experiences aimed at refining youth experiences and preparing them to confront civil society and providing them with skills that would support youth in the process of presenting their ideas, orientations and opinions while respecting intellectual pluralism and other ideologies.
In light of these international challenges, considerations of the outbreak of the Corona epidemic and the endeavors of the governments of the countries of the world and citizens of different nationalities to restore normal life routine. El-Sadat Association has been successfully organized the activities as per the Egyptian ministry of health regulations as well as WHO guidelines. The masks, alcohol, and face protector were distributed to the participants and the working team as the venue was safely and effectively satirized.