Representing volunteers' milestones
07 December 2005, 13:27
by Eva Otero Candelera
Under the slogan “My responsibility as an Egyptian”, the International Day of the Volunteer 2005 will represent a milestone opening up a series of events for the whole 2006, aimed at raising awareness on the meaning of the Millennium Development Goals while at the same time creating adequate channels for youth to contribute to achieving the MDGs through volunteerism.
Our target audience are young people between 18 to 35 years (highly motivated university graduates, students, young business people), willing to get involved in development through volunteerism, but in need of contacts and know-how knowledge to make a profitable start.
The day will consist of a festival of arts in Al Azhar Park with the following elements:
12:00 to 1:30 Inauguration Ceremony:
H.E Dr. Mamdouh El Beltagui, Minister of Youth, Mr. Antonio Vigilante, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Egypt, Ambassador Mushira Khattab, Secretary General of NCCM, and youth leaders will underline the importance of volunteerism for the achievement of the MDGs
1:00 – 4:00 Exhibition area: 40 tents
4:00 – 7:00 Documentary programme:
7:00 – 9:30 A final concert:
1. A Corporate volunteer programme link with the MDGs
The activities of the year will lead to a National Youth Summit on Volunteering for MDGs in December 2006.
Saad Hegazy, UNV Associate