Empowering Youth Through Learning Core Skills of 21st Century

Empowering Youth Through Learning Core Skills of 21st Century

Giza, EgyptGiza, Egypt
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

achieving sustainable development of human resources through education. provide services in First Education,Second Human Services,Third science and technology

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

High School Students face the difficulties of acquiring core skills needed for the 21st century. Those skills aren’t included in their regular formal education which lasts for 12 years. Youth lack the ability to compete in job market. They rely on the formal education and can’t afford development courses. They can’t plan or develop their career because of lack of ability for planning and ignorance of continuous professional development. After graduating high school, Youth will be having as options either to continue their education at university level or to get a job. Whichever choice they finally adjust to the real world. Such being the situation, a number of questions arise: Do they feel they are ready prepared to face the challenges of the 21st century?

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Integrating the use of supportive technologies so as to gain resources related to 21st century skills. Inquiry and problem- based approaches to enable youth to learn in relevant, real world 21st century contexts. Higher order thinking skills needed to adjust in today’s world versus their traditional school’s educational effectiveness. Encouraging knowledge sharing among communities of learners using virtual communications to provide youth the opportunity for reflection on and applying 21st Century Skills.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The purpose of the group project is for students to work collaboratively to identify and compile resources related to 21st century skills needed to adjust in today’s world versus their school’s educational effectiveness. The training activities will include: Learners in the Project-based Environment will identify a set of ten 21st century skills necessary in today’s world from the students’ perspective Learners will write CVs, Personal Statements, Cover Letters, and a formal email or letter in English Learners will design a power-point presentation in English including their view of optimum solutions to face the challenges ofthe21stcentury. Students will compile information related to the topic by browsing the internet at www.21stcenturyskills.org with all its resources and watching the video “21st century skills how do we get there?” Learners will use a weekly self-assessment and peer assessment grid of the work being done, receive, and debate feedback from teachers’ and Trainers’ monitoring/observation registers in weekly interviews with their teacher and trainer. Learners will work on The creation of the 21 Century skills website for knowledge sharing and networking. Compiling all acquired skills in the organization of the international online Summit of Intelligentsia which will constrict bridges between youth from Egypt, USA and all over the world Training of Trainer to top ten selected candidates who have accomplished their tasks on the project. those trainers will deliver the training to other groups and hence it will provide continuity
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

he program will run through the compiled activities of a mix of full time employees, Volunteers and Consultant. At EgyTEFL we managed to create strategic partnerships and reached out to stakeholders .,which provides opportunity of free access to resources from surrounding community. We have excelled over others in providing our beneficiaries the opportunity for documenting their work and gaining credibility for their work. Others may have succeed in providing somehow professional training to some learners, But their targeted beneficiaries were always mid career professionals not the high school students or undergraduate students. Also it has been a detached kind of service where others provide training with no chance or expectations of gaining access for getting hired or having job
About You
Organization:
EgyTEFL
About You
First Name

mohamed

Last Name

el naggar

About Your Organization
Organization Name

EgyTEFL

Organization Country

, Giza

Country where this project is creating social impact

, Giza

Your role in Education

Counselor, Teacher.

The type of school(s) your solution is affiliated with

Public (tuition-free)

How long has your organization been operating?

1‐5 years

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Innovation
How long has your solution been in operation?

Operating for less than a year

Now that you have thought out your entry, help us pitch it.
Define your company, program, service, or product in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]

EgyTEFL aims at achieving sustainable development of human resources through education.

Identify what is innovative about your solution in 1-2 short sentences [136 characters]

The Project aims at meeting the demands of the 21st Century Learning Environments while providing the opportunity for applying 21st

Social Impact
What has been the impact of your solution to date?

The Project addresses 40 youth aged from 16-21 with elementary level of English from high Schools or Work fields. The project targets youth from public schools and Novice Young professionals. The direct beneficiaries fall into three categories: first (40) high school students, Second (40) middle school students and third (40) young professionals (workers - craftsmen …)
The whole process of the ongoing project is in video presentation. Core trainers transfer their expertise and experiences to other peers. It is a continuous process of transferring and sharing expertise. Project alumni serve as role models for other youth to follow. Promoting the principal of giving back to the society. Trainers have a a secure job in Training industry
http://www.youtube.com/egytefl
http://www.youm7.com//News.asp?NewsID=574678
http://www.egytefl.org/site/?id=63:empowering-youth-through-learning-cor...
http://www.egytefl.org/site/index.php/gallery

What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?

project alumni will serve as resources for the continuity of implementing the project. A complete bank of resources for trainers and learners is available and updated on the 21st century website. Starting from the contents of the website the project offers a value-added component of organizing an International Summit of Intelligentsia where formerly virtual partners can collaborate, set plans for further development of the project. Success stories of project participants will encourage local official authorities to adopt and apply the innovative project on a larger scale. Business men and community representatives will be tempted to share in the ongoing success of the implementation of the project and hence will be eager to sustain the continuity of the project.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

In most cases the lack of fund will form the main barrier facing most develpment programs. since Empowering youth will start the initiative with the goal of using project alumni as resources for the sustainability of the project.project alumni will serve as resources for the continuity of implementing the project. A complete bank of resources for trainers and learners is available and updated on the 21st century website

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

The purpose of the group project is for students to work collaboratively to identify and compile resources related to 21st cen

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Task 1

Learners will write CVs & Cover Letters self , peer and group assessment using writing rubric

Task 2

Learners will write Personal Statements & a formal email or letter

Task 3

Learners compose &Present Power-point presentation

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Core trainers will be prepared to transfer their expertise to other peers.

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Task 1

•Learners will learn to compose & deliver educational videos in English

Task 2

Learners will create the 21 Century skills website for knowledge sharing and networking

Task 3

Train the trainer

Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
Sustainability
Tell us about your partnerships

We have managed to create partnerships with Academic and Professional institutions: Since we are a group of Egypt State Alumni we are affiliated with Egyptian State Alumni Community at the cultural section of the US Embassy.
New Horizons® Training Company
El Feky Canadian Group for HR Training and Development
Inventors and scientists preparation institute
ILEP Alumni Community, IREX International Research and Exchange Board

What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section? [75 words]

In the implementation of the project the staff will include:
1-Full time admins and part time trainers and visiting consultants
2- Volunteers for the organization

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

EgyTEFL has reached out to various venues around egypt and will offer these venues to other collaborators.
We are building anewly founded Electronic newspaper which will provide media support and documentation for our collaborators