Culture launches Egypt Artisans Initiative

Egypt Artisans Initiative is the initiative of culture to restore traditional crafts and heritage to its place.

Abdel-Dayem: Egypt Artisans Initiative aims to preserve identity and achieve one of the axes of sustainable development.

Minister of Culture Dr. Enas Abdel-Dayem announced the details of the ” Egypt Artisans Initiative ” for technical training, which brings the traditional and Egyptian traditional crafts back to the spotlight and creates a new generation of innovators in this field.

Egypt Artisans Initiative is implemented by the Cultural Development Fund , headed by Dr. Fathi Abdel Wahab at Al-Fustat Center for Traditional Crafts.

Abdel-Dayem said that the launch of ” Egypt Artisans Initiative ” for technical training comes from the national role to preserve the identity and its unique features to achieve the axes of sustainable development.

She pointed out that traditional and heritage crafts are one of the elements of cultural heritage, Egyptian society has dozens of types of handicrafts inherited by the generations expressing beauty, accuracy and proficiency and they are also a sign of local creativity, adding that the initiative aims to creat new skilled generations and it builds small projects for young people whose production deserves to be on international trade horizons to promote Egypt’s tourism abroad, as well as spreading the values of beauty among the sons of Egypt . I

t is noteworthy that Egypt Artisans Initiative is a project aims at holding a training in traditional and heritage crafts in the fields of :- copper works – shellfish – shell – cavity – ceramic – traditional ornaments.

It also adresses the sons of Egypt from 18 to 40 years old and it gives the trainees an approved certificate after passing the training period up to 8 months and there two stages , the first for beginners and the second for raising the efficiency of the craft by giving 52 hours of study per month, including 16 hours of theoretical study and 36 hours of practical study, each session includes from 10 to 15 trainees.

Source: State Information Service Egypt