At close of the Exceucitve Council’s opening session: 2017 ISESCO Prize for Literacy and Non-formal Education awarded to Qabas Min Nour Charity

Rabat: 03/10/2017

At close of the Exceucitve Council’s opening session: 2017 ISESCO Prize for Literacy and Non-formal Education awarded to Qabas Min Nour Charity

At the close of the opening session of the Executive Council of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), this morning at the Organization’s headquarters in Rabat, the 2017 edition of ISESCO Prize for Literacy and Non-formal Education was awarded to Qabas Min Nour Charity Association from the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The Prize, dedicated this year to civil society organizations and NGOs of the Arabic-speaking Member States, was handed to Dr Taha Yahya Hassanin, the Cultural Counselor of the embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Rabat.

This distinction came in recognition of the Association’s outstanding contributions and leading achievements in literacy and non-formal education in the Republic of Egypt. In fact, since its inception in 2006, the association has offered a wide range of charity and development services under its education and learning programme aimed at improving the living standards of vulnerable people and combating poverty.

The Association’s work also features post-literacy activities. Thus, through its “Allama Bilqalam” Literacy and Anti-dropout Project, the Association also provides job opportunities for some beneficiaries, in cooperation with the Social Fund for Development (SFD), the General Authority for Literacy and Adult Education (GALAE) and various donors in the Republic of Egypt.

It is worth mentioning that ISESCO awards its Literacy Prize each year to civil society associations operating in this area, alternately, in Arabic, French and English-speaking Member States.

For the record, the 2016 edition of the Prize, which was devoted to French-speaking Member States, went to Soumeiya Centre for Women and Girls Literacy, from the Republic of Mali.