UNIDO and Education Ministry Jointly Organize Entrepreneurship Education Workshop for Teachers in Luxor
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Egypt, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education, announced the launch of a two-week entrepreneurship education workshop for teachers of technical schools in Luxor.
The workshop, which involved over 100 teachers, commenced with a one-day introduction on 29 November, followed by a two-week training that starts on 5 December. It is the first step towards launching the Entrepreneurship Curriculum Program in Luxor, which aims to promote and nurture a culture of entrepreneurship among students in technical secondary schools and prepares them to become productive members of society, whether they will seek to be wage-employed or self-employed, and create value and opportunities for them and their communities.
“We learned so much today in the workshop and our goal is to transfer this knowledge to our students so they can start their own small businesses through which they can create opportunities for themselves as entrepreneurs” said Ms. Amal Ahmed, assistant teacher of hotel and tourism studies in Luxor.
The objective of the workshop is for teachers to acquire both the theoretical and practical knowledge and applications of entrepreneurship education as well as jointly develop the competences, learning outcomes, assessment tools, and syllabus of the entrepreneurship curriculum program.
“Teachers attending this training will learn how to integrate entrepreneurship education in their teaching” said Ms. Annachiara Scandone, head of the Entrepreneurship Education Program (IMKAN) at UNIDO. “They will lead the implementation of the entrepreneurship curriculum program in their schools to develop a positive enterprise culture which will empower the youth and support their professional and personal growth.” Mr. Mohamed Soliman, head of the entrepreneurship program at the ministry added that “the Ministry of Education shares the same vision with UNIDO and its project IMKAN, which is to support and train over 100 certified entrepreneurship trainers who in turn will instill in the students the spirit of entrepreneurship for a better future.”
The program, which is funded by the government of Japan, marks the continued collaboration between UNIDO and the Ministry in their joint effort to support and foster entrepreneurship in Upper Egypt. The Entrepreneurship Curriculum Program has been successfully implemented in the Governorate of Qena during the school year 2014/2015, where over 100 teachers and 2,000 students received the training, and is now set to expand to Luxor and other governorates in Upper Egypt.