The Bozoor Project concludes its activities for 2023 and honors its beneficiaries

The Bozoor Project concludes its activities for 2023 and honors its beneficiaries

The parallel education project, Bozoor, concluded its 2023 activities in celebration of International Volunteer Day at the headquarters of the Egypt Public Library in Dokki. The event included a seminar on "Effective Preparation for the Job Market" presented by the respected journalist Amira Sayed, the Head of the External Department at the Egyptian Gazette, and a lecturer at the School of Journalism at the American University. The seminar was moderated by Hassan Ghazaly, the founder of the Bozoor Project for parallel education and a member of the Economics and Political Science Committee at the Supreme Council for Culture. The event was attended by various youth leaders, decision-makers, and specialists in cultural development sectors, representing civil society institutions and the public sector. Also present were trainees and volunteers from the project, including students from Egyptian universities and Al-Azhar University, from various faculties such as Alsun, Media, Economics, Political Science, Languages, Translation, and Humanities, along with a selection of journalists and representatives of Egyptian media institutions and television.

In a related context, journalist Amira Sayed spoke about her experience as a translator and journalist, emphasizing how university students prepare for the job market. She highlighted the importance of participating in student and voluntary activities that serve their field of specialization, helping them invest in their capabilities and skills. She affirmed that this distinguishes Egyptian translators and journalists from others on international and global platforms, placing them at the forefront of choices.

In the same context, Hassan Ghazaly provided an introductory overview of the Bozoor Project for parallel education, which has been in operation for seven years under the slogan "Learn to Liberate." He pointed out that the project consists of three main sections: the National School Program for preparing cadres, the Community Initiatives Program, and the Bozoor Salon Program. He confirmed that the project is free and non-profit, adding that the day's events marked the conclusion of the National School for preparing student cadres, benefiting around 416 university students. Approximately 100 of them secured top positions in various training and language departments, including media, content writing, and translation in French, English, Swahili, and Spanish.

Ghazaly further explained that this year, the Bozoor Project focused on organizing and participating in the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the death of the dean of Arabic literature, Taha Hussein. He emphasized the project's keenness to instill the concepts and values of the Egyptian family and provide ample space for exchanging experiences and enhancing the responsibility and social participation of youth at different stages. Ghazaly mentioned that the project is one of the mechanisms for implementing three fundamental documents: Egypt's Vision 2030, Africa's Agenda 2063, and the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. He affirmed the project's commitment to continuing its journey with advanced programs and paths that suit the needs of society and the job market, in line with the recommendations of the trainees and volunteers in the project.

Ghazaly concluded his speech by expressing his thanks and appreciation to all educational and cultural institutions, think tanks, civil society organizations, and governmental entities supporting the Bozoor Project for parallel education. He particularly acknowledged the Egypt Public Library for hosting this event. He then honored representatives of some supporting institutions, including the African Association in Cairo, represented by Ambassador Mohamed Nasr El-Din, and Dr. Amna Fazaa received the appreciation shield on his behalf. Additionally, journalist Amira Sayed, the Head of the External Department at Al-Egyptian Gazette, and journalist Randa Khaled, responsible for the African file at Al-Wafd newspaper, received recognition. Finally, engineer Ahmed Barani, an expert in international youth policies, was also honored.