CAIRO – 5 November 2018: A video of the Presidential Leadership Program (PLP) graduates speaking highly of the program and thanking President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi for his sound vision in making this program was played during the third day of the second edition of the World Youth Forum.
The video was played during a session titled, “How do we build future leaders?”.
During the same session Eman Rayan, a graduate of the program and current deputy governor of one of the Egyptian governorates, said, "The Presidential Leadership Program [PLP] was a sound vision from a wise leadership that saw the need to prepare the youths for the future. The need to train them to be responsible for whatever comes their way, it does not have to be a position. What matters is what the individual does.”
"Thank you, President Sisi, for giving the youth the opportunity to learn how to change the world around us. Changing the world means not sleeping at all; we promise that we will do all that we can to change the world,” Rayan continued.
"The main idea was to have the cornerstone of ways of dealing with problems, the idea of enjoying work, team work, not always putting yourself first, moving and working without having to show everyone that you are doing so, these are all things that we learnt form the program.”
Egypt’s Presidential Leadership Program prepares qualified young adults to fill leadering posts in the presidential palace, ministries, governorates, and more, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi had pointed out on the sidelines of the National Youth Conference (NYC) in 2017.
“We are willing to hand you the country as soon as possible,” Sisi said to the young attendees.
For the second year, under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, the tourist attraction city of Sharm el-Sheikh is bringing together youth of all nations at the second annual World Youth Forum (WYF) from November 3-6 to deliver a message of peace and prosperity from Egypt to the entire world. According to the official WYF website, the registration process for the forum has been closed after receiving applications from more than 122,000 youth of both sexes across the world.
The Seven Pillars of the Egyptian Identity
This year, the Forum events will revolve around a vision inspired by “The Seven Pillars of the Egyptian Identity”, a book by one of the most political intellectuals in Egypt Author Milad Hanna; who received several international awards including three “Egyptian Pride” awards from the assembly of foreign journalists and correspondents in Egypt in 1998, the “Order of the Polar Star” award from the king of Sweden, UNESCO’s “Simon Bolivar” award and the state appreciation prize in social sciences in 1999. In his book; Hanna emphasizes the unity and harmony of the Egyptian society despite differences. In keeping with this approach, all the forum events will be held in the light of those pillars that envision the communicative nature of the Egyptian society that has managed throughout the ages to be a linking point between different societies.
These pillars include; the Pharaonic pillar, the Greco-Roman pillar, the Coptic pillar, the Islamic pillar, the Arabic pillar, the Mediterranean pillar and the African pillar.
WYF’s themes and topics:
Building on the success of Egypt’s first international youth event in 2017, held under the theme “We Need to Talk”, this year the WYF is expected to witness the participation of approximately 5,000 young people from all over the world including international youth leadership figures, influential youth models in various fields, prominent international figures, youth groups from around the world and young Egyptian expats. During the international forum, these young people will explore and exchange views on key issues facing their generation and determine their role in shaping their future.