Women entrepreneurs celebrating in an outdoor event

Through our partnership with Ashoka and Red Ochre, the British Council is helping 600 young girls across 27 governorates achieve their goal of serving their community, through creative enterprise with a social objective.

The Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies programme was launched in Egypt last year and is building a foundation with Egyptian policymakers to foster this new concept that contributes to youth employability, people's wellbeing and the economy's resilience.

Some of our participants are as young as 16 and strive to serve underserved areas in their community with projects that can deliver a social impact but be founded on a sustainable, for profit, business model.

Since the programme's inception, the British Council has been supporting 11 organizations in 14 governorates. A total of 1400 individuals and 160 social and 80 creative enterprises will receive direct training opportunities and another 1000 indirect services will be extended to creative communities and target groups.