Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly inaugurated this morning the activities of the fourth edition of the “Our Heritage” exhibition for heritage handicrafts, which was held at the Egypt Center for International Exhibitions under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, from October 9 to 15, in the presence of a number of ministers, the Governor of Cairo, the Presidential Adviser for Financial Affairs, the CEO of Social Fund for Development, and the ambassadors of a number of Arab countries who participated in the activities of this edition.
Rev. Andre Zaki, President of the Protestant Churches of Egypt and General Director of CEOSS, said: “We are proud today of the participation of CEOSS in the exhibition of “Our Heritage” for heritage handicrafts. We are also proud of the inherent developmental role of CEOSS, and its role in serving citizens with the Egyptian state institutions, working through mechanisms and models aimed at building societies, institutions and individuals, in order to increase and enhance their community and national participation.”
Dr. Mostafa Madbouly visited the CEOSS’s pavilion, and reviewed its development programs and services, and a number of products made by women artisans and youth entrepreneurs in the exhibition.
For her part, Professor Margaret Saroufim, Head of the Local Development Sector at CEOSS, said, “CEOSS is participating this year in the “Our Heritage” Exhibition for craftsmen from the governorates of Cairo, Beni Suef, Minya and Sohag. Our participation in “Our Heritage” is one of the means and ways in which we help handicrafts to open new marketing channels to increase their income. The exhibition also allows models to compete, spread, reach larger segments of customers, and display their products among more than 1,100 exhibitors.
Saroufim added, “Our participation comes within the framework of the cooperation protocol between CEOSS and Social Fund for Development, which we hope will result in more joint work for the benefit of women artisans, craftsmen, or those having small and medium enterprises.”