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The completion of a very successful creative and enterprise skills programme: Young ChangeMakhers
The programme to challenge and encourage 60 young females in Egypt to start and scale creative and social enterprises concluded at the end of November 2019. The programme was delivered as a partnership between Red Ochre and Ashoka Arab World. This was part of the British Council’s global DICE programme.
The ChangeMaMakhers (no spelling mistake) attracted a lot of attention, with the final presentation and awards day attracting a large media presence including 4 TV channels.
The finalists had projects to help unemployed female ex-convicts, first aid training for universities, medicine recycling, supporting refugees, teaching females coding skills and many more.
The panel of judges were hugely impressed by the quality of the projects and the presentation skills of the young females. One experienced TV interviewer commented “Normally you can’t get young females to say anything, it’s a disaster for TV interviewers. This lot can’t stop talking! And with so much passion and conviction and energy. I am impressed with what you have achieved with them”.
The workshop and presentation skills facilitation was led by Uday Thakkar from Red Ochre over a 6 months period.