Sixteen TechWomen mentors have recently arrived in Egypt for the first delegation trip of 2018!
The delegation trips focus on expanding networks of women in STEM, creating and strengthening partnerships between the host country and the United States, encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers and nurturing relationships between mentors and fellows. Throughout the one week program in Egypt, fellows will actively contribute to delegation trip activities by facilitating and participating in panel discussions, delivering keynote presentations, leading workshop sessions and representing the TechWomen program to a diverse public in Egypt. Fellows from Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories and South Africa are also joining the delegation trip.
On the first day of the program, the group was welcomed by Nancy Talbot, TechWomen Program Officer at the U.S. Department of State, and Kristen Smart, Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. The mentors also received a warm welcome from two fellows of Egypt: Reham Nasser (2011) and Engy Abdalla (2016).
After the morning program briefing, the group had a chance to visit many of the famous cultual attractions, including the Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza and Muizz Street, one of the oldest streets in Cairo, which is believed to have the greatest concentration of medieval architectural treasures in the Islamic world.
The opening day’s cultural activities concluded with a welcome dinner at a restaurant overlooking the Nile River.
Please follow the delegation trip activities at #TWegypt!