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Mustafa Abd Ellatif Driving Social Impact through EYouth

🌟 Mustafa Abd Ellatif: Driving Social Impact through EYouth

At the age of 29, Mustafa Abd Ellatif stands as a catalyst for social impact, serving as the Cofounder and CEO of EYouth. Hailing from Egypt and currently residing in the UAE, Ellatif has been instrumental in pioneering a platform that not only imparts education but also transforms lives.

🎓 EYouth: Empowering 1.6 Million Learners and Counting!

EYouth has emerged as a transformative force in education, with over 1.6 million learners benefiting from its programs. The platform goes beyond traditional education, aiming to equip individuals with the skills needed for success in the contemporary job market.

🌐 Global Reach and Regional Impact: Offices Across MENA!

With main offices in Egypt, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia, EYouth's influence extends across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Programs are currently active in 14 countries, and there are ambitious plans to further expand its reach over the next five years, bringing educational opportunities to even more individuals.

💼 Success Stories: 350,000 Jobs Matched by EYouth Graduates!

EYouth's impact is not only measured in the number of learners but also in the success stories it creates. Over 350,000 jobs have been successfully matched to EYouth graduates, demonstrating the platform's effectiveness in connecting education with real-world opportunities.

💰 Financial Backing for Impact: $2 Million from VCs and Angels!

EYouth's commitment to its mission has been reinforced by significant financial backing. The platform has raised $2 million from venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors, signifying confidence in its ability to drive positive change through education.

🚀 Join the Educational Revolution: EYouth and Mustafa Abd Ellatif!

Hadeer Shalaby Empowering Change with Freezian

🌟 .Hadeer Shalaby: Empowering Change with Freezian

At the age of 29, Hadeer Shalaby has become a driving force in the realm of Social Impact as the Cofounder and CEO of Freeziana. As an Egyptian national residing in Egypt, Shalaby is reshaping the landscape of online marketplaces through a commitment to social impact and sustainable business practices.

🛍️ Freeziana: A Marketplace with a Purpose!

Freeziana stands as an online marketplace where individuals and businesses converge to buy and sell handmade, vintage, and custom items. Beyond commerce, Freeziana is a platform dedicated to fostering positive change, empowerment, and skill development.

🌐 Empowering Women: Training and Collaboration for Impact!

Under Shalaby's leadership, Freeziana has collaborated with 30 international and governmental agencies and 150 local partners, including CARE Egypt, UN Women, UNDP, and Oxfam. The platform has provided training to over 200,000 women, creating opportunities for economic independence and skill enhancement.

💰 Financial Backing for Impact: $1.4 Million in Grants and Equity Investment!

Freeziana's commitment to social impact has been reinforced by obtaining $1.4 million in grants and equity investment. This financial support underscores the platform's potential to drive meaningful change through its innovative model.

♻️ Subsidiaries for Sustainability: Green Fashion and Crafty Workshop!

Shalaby's impact extends beyond Freeziana with the establishment of subsidiaries such as Green Fashion. This initiative has upcycled 600 tons of waste from textile factories and transformed 83,700 items of clothing. Additionally, Crafty Workshop serves as a platform for teaching creative industries remotely, expanding opportunities for skill development.

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