Khartoum, March 12 (QNA) – HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, on Sunday visited two projects supported by HH’s institutions to improve opportunities for young people in Sudan.

HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Founder and Chairperson of Education Above All (EAA), also visited the Umm Badda Alternative Learning Programme (ALP) in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. The programme is one of 3,900 in Sudan sponsored by EAA, through its program” Educate A Child” in partnership with UNICEF.

Her Highness as well engaged with children, attended a life-skills class, and met with school management, teachers and various community members.

EAA’s Educate A Child programme is supporting UNICEF to educate 194 students at Umm Badda ALP, who were originally displaced from the regions of Abyei, Darfur and South Kordofan. The ALP is designed for out of school children who have never attended school, have dropped out, or who cannot be mainstreamed into the formal education system due to gaps in their achievement.

Her Highness also witnessed the signing of several agreements between Silatech and several Sudanese organisations. These new partnerships will lead to a series of initiatives aimed at creating one million new jobs for young Sudanese people by 2021.

The signed agreements and memoranda of understanding include support for Sudan’s national food security strategy by creating a new generation of youth agribusiness entrepreneurs in collaboration with the Agricultural Bank of Sudan and working with the Qatar National Bank and Farmer’s Commercial Bank to provide financial support to young people in the agribusiness industry.

Silatech also signed a collaboration agreement with the National Commission for Refugees to support the economic empowerment of Syrian refugees in Sudan and a Memorandum of Understanding with the Supreme Council for Welfare & Intellectual Safeguard to prevent the radicalization of young people. Finally, Silatech forged a new partnership with the Social Development Foundation to support the sustainable development of Khartoum.

Her Highness then visited a Silatech beneficiary who was able to expand his pastry business from a small workshop into a factory with two showrooms and a workshop of 12 through a microfinance loan.

Her Highness also visited the historic City of Meroe that hosts the pyramids which are being restored by the Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project (QSAP). (QNA)

Source:Qatar News Agency