Enhancing the Concept of Positive Participation: ‘Youth for Egypt’ Initiative in Assiut

Youth for Egypt” is an initiative launched by the Cultural Dialogue Forum in Assiut, in partnership with the Egyptian Family House and the National Alliance for Civil Work and Development. The initiative aims to instill the concept of positive participation among university students. The initiative involved 600 young men and women from government, private, and non-governmental universities in Assiut, under the patronage and attendance of Mr. Essam Saad, the Governor of Assiut.

The initiative included a dialogue workshop with youth on positive participation, human rights, and citizenship. Participants engaged in discussions about these values, their roles as young people in promoting them within their communities, the challenges they face, and a meeting between the youth, the governor, and the initiative’s partners. The meeting discussed participation from a religious perspective and the relationship between a citizen’s integrity, patriotism, and responsibility. Additionally, there was a dialogue about the importance of networking between all executive authorities, civil society institutions, and youth. The discussions also touched on the impact of participation in nation-building and shaping the new republic that embraces everyone’s cultural, religious, and social diversity.