Students connect to the world through Future City

Ahmed Abo ElSaoud, CSR Acting Manager at TE Data, heads up Future City in Egypt. He has built the program from a local level to where they are now able to send teams to travel to the US to compete, beginning in 2016-17. Ahmed was already involved with many volunteer activities when he was asked to manage the logistics of the Future City Competition. Up to that point, he had worked mostly with student on the university level, not younger children. Once he saw the work being done by the Future City students, however, he knew he that he had to get more involved with the program. 

Ahmed recalls being astonished by how quickly the students were able to learn and by their maturity level and their innovative ideas. “When you work with students this age, you see how there are no limits to their thinking. They are creative and magnificent!” He decided at that point that he was to make Future City his lifetime volunteer work.

Future City Egypt has set up a training camp for students, mentors, teachers and organizers to teach them the basic technical and soft skills they need to be better able to compete – not just in Future City but for other aspects of their lives as well.

Ahmed embraces Future City as a program that teaches Egyptian students to innovate and discover their potential. Equally important, Future City enables his participants to connect with other students their age from different parts of the world, thus expanding their world view, opening their minds and bringing cultures closer together.

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