The first step towards a career in
the Community Development Sector
Community Development School
A school to support youth and young professionals to be oriented with Community Development Sector in Egypt !
What is the school about?
The Community Development School is designed in a way to be informative and interactive to provide the students with the needed basic skills related to the community development sector. The school is inspiring, fun and will equip you to start having a career in community development. The school gives you the opportunity to become part of a support group of other young professionals who are continuously growing and learning together about community development. The school, as well, invites specialists who are already working in the field to come and train the students on specific skills. In addition, there will be lots of speakers and community development specialists to expose the students to actual programs implemented on the ground.
“ Equipping and empowering a new generation of community development specialists to make a difference and real impact in the society. ”
How will the school operate?
The school will operate through classroom workshops, group work, interactive sessions, activities, field visits, assignments and speakers in the different fields in the community development sector.
1 month and half
Every Wednesday from 6:30 pm till 10 pm and every Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
With a total of 60 hours, including field work, application and career coaching.
This school is designed with an integral and inclusive approach. Our vision is not just to equip you with the necessary skills to be competent enough in the development field but our mission is to invest and empower our students as individuals so they can be change agents and successful calibers in their personal and professional life.
Because character is the real foundation of a worthwhile success, we care about developing this aspect in our school.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has identified 8 competencies associated with career readiness. We have adopted some of these skills that are needed in the Egyptian market and integrated them in our school as follow:
- How to be a Critical Thinker and a Problem Solver
- What it takes to be an efficient communicator
- Importance of being a Team player
- Employability skillset
- Critical Thinking
- Presentation skills
The skills are integrated in an inclusive way that gets developed through the activities, assignments and the methodology we use in general.
- Heart of Development (Who can be a community development specialist?)
- Introduction to community development organizations
- Introduction to development pillars
- Program Design and Methodology
- NGOs and Volunteer management
- Introduction to CSR
- Introduction to community innovation
- Management of Development Programs
- Implementation of Development programs
- Budgeting and financial reporting
- Proposal + Report Writing Skills
- Basic Monitoring and Evaluation skills
- CV Writing
Keynote Speakers and Public Figures
Exposure. A very important aspect in the school. Sharing experiences and learning straight for experts is something we believe in. For that, in our school we invite different speakers and public figures who work in different sectors in the development field to come and share their experience and knowledge with the students.
In order to have a complete picture, we invite speakers with different backgrounds in order to include all stakeholders who work in the field. This goes as follow:
-INGOs and local NGOS
-Coaches/ experts in various fields like: sports, cinema, arts.
On ground application
This application part is fun and practical where all what you learned will come to hand. In order to graduate, students will submit their graduation projects which will be run in a form of an exciting competition with rewards to the winners at the end.
Students will have one coaching session from a community development consultant to be able to take the next steps in their career choices.
We want to support all individuals who are seeking to take part in the community development sector – we want to support you and invest in you .. However we would like to make sure that you are in the right place.
Our eligibility criteria is:
– You are interested to get enrolled in jobs in the community development sector
– You are capable of writing, communicating and understanding English
– Installment Option is available
– This price includes all field visits, sessions and materials needed throughout the school
82 repeated Abd el Aziz Fahmy street – St. Fatima – Heliopolis