Ishraq is a partnership between ExxonMobil Egypt, the National Council for Youth, and Save the Children that improves educational opportunities for out-of-school adolescent girls in rural Upper Egypt through a curriculum of literacy, life skills and sports. Girls graduate equipped to become community leaders or entrepreneurs.
Employing a grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation, Ishraq began as a three-year program in 2008. Ishraq is empowering young women to become confident, productive adults and increasing economic, political, education and health benefits for families and communities.
The Ishraq Program is a three-year project implemented by Save the Children and its government partner, the National Youth Council, along with other local and international partners such as Caritas-Egypt and Teaming for Development. ExxonMobil has committed a $1 million grant in 2008 to implement and sustain Ishraq in the three governorates of Minia, Beni Suef and Assiut as part of its global effort and commitment in supporting educational initiatives for girls around the world which positively contributes to the development of local communities in which they operate in.
|Location||Egypt, North Africa and Middle East|
|Value||USD 1 Million|