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Egypt is the first Arab country to win the UNESCO Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize 2020

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Christine Safwat, a graduate of the German University in Cairo, was honored internationally.

Christine Safwat, graduated from the German University in Cairo in 2008 from the Faculty of Information Engineering & Technology. As an Egyptian young woman who devoted her life in serving her community, she gained recognition at the African and international levels.


After being chosen as one of the 20 most prominent young leaders in Africa in 2017, Christine’s employer “Teach Me Foundation” was chosen to win the UNESCO-Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prize 2020. Christine held many positions in this foundation until she became its CEO.


Through receiving this award, Egypt has become the first Arab country that gets this important international award in the field of community service.

It is worth noting that the "Teach Me" Foundation was established in 2010 through volunteering initiatives. Currently, it includes more than 70 employees, in addition to its own community school that serves more than 350 students, as well as a professional development program that serves 6000 teachers, 400 public schools and 10,000, school students in eight provinces.


Earlier in 2017, Christine was chosen as one of the 20 most prominent young leaders in Africa due to her passion for community work in Egypt and her endeavors with other institutions to support Egyptian students and teachers and ensure its continental leadership in Africa.  Her aim was always to improve the quality of education not only the number of educated children and adults.  Christine then became a member of the “Harambe Entrepreneur” union in Africa, which is an Alliance for Youth Entrepreneurship that embraces youth creativity and their drive to make change not only in their lives, but also in their communities.