NCW chief: KOICA scholarships create new kind of partnership with S. Korea

President of the National Council for Women (NCW) Maya Morsy hailed the efforts exerted by the South Korean government to offer council members scholarships and training courses in the areas of women’s empowerment and gender equality over the past three years.

These scholarships and courses have contributed to creating a new kind of relationship between Egypt and South Korea, Morsy said while participating in a seminar titled: “Empowerment of Women.. Let’s Prosper Together.”

Organized by the council in cooperation with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA Egypt Office), the seminar saw the participation of Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister Hatem Hassouba, Korean Ambassador in Cairo Hong Jin-wook, and a delegation of the council members who benefited from the agency’s scholarships and courses.

Morsy thanked the council’s general administration for international cooperation for the professional approach it follows to ensure the successful organization of the agency’s training programs and scholarships, which helps create a unique partnership and offers a good opportunity for sharing experience between the peoples of both nations.

Following the opening session, participants gave a presentation about the State’s financial inclusion plans and programs, the “Noura” initiative to empower teenage girls, especially in marginalized communities, as well as the programs in place to protect women against violence.

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