“Ibtaker” project provides capacity building and funding for entrepreneurs
“Ibtaker” project implemented by AYB-SD in collaboration with “Swiss Academy for Development” and ” Sawiris Foundation for Social Development”. This project aims at empowering youth from unprivileged communities economically and socially and raise their environmental awareness, while reducing unemployment rates. A competition will be held where entrepreneurs can present their green start-ups ideas with the possibility of receiving fund for their projects. But first, the entrepreneurs have to finish intensive training about business planing, entrepreneurship and green projects. “Ibtaker” is considered one of the first business plan competitions in Egypt targets youth from underprivileged communities. The project’s objective is to support groups of youth to establish and manage their own income generating projects with green/social influence after attending intensive training and needed coaching. through 3 classes during the coming three years in Mania and Cairo. AYB-SD opened its first call in Cairo, welcoming 50 entrepruners from Ein El-Sera, Ezbet AbouQarn, Dar El-Salam and Dahab Island. As planned the training will start on feb 2015.