A good education is a key factor in securing a decent job especially if it is accompanied by practical training for building skills.
The aforementioned principle has guided the Al Mansour Group to provide the support of two scholarships in collaboration with the American University in Cairo (AUC). Each year, the top two public school students (recipients of the Thanaweya Amma certificate) are granted scholarships. A summer internship at Al Mansour Group is also provided; where it is in the hope that eventually some of the interns may be employed by the company. The programme offers candidates the ability to experience a real working environment by providing them with the opportunity to intern at the Company. In this capacity, they carry out responsibilities such as performing daily tasks, following management structures, meeting deadlines, creating reports, and working on assignments.
Students who have participated in these internships have attested to the fact that the internships have been of great value to them and that they have provided them with a sense of what it is like to work in a company. It was also an added value for them when they got back to the University where they were able to refer to their practical experiences in the field.
The provision of AUC scholarships and Al Mansour Group internships contributes to the MDG’s, namely Goal 1 and Goal 2 related to eradicating poverty (including employment and decent jobs) and education.