President of Cairo University Mohamed Othman al-Khesht signed a cooperation protocol between the university and Vodafone Egypt for the launch of the “Green Egypt” project, which aims to plant one million fruit trees within four years. The trees will be planted by students and specialists under the supervision of professors from the Faculty of Agriculture at Cairo University.
The project is funded by Vodafone Egypt.
The protocol was signed on Tuesday, October 8, at the Ahmed Lotfy al-Sayyed Hall at the University.
Khesht explained that the “Green Egypt” project between the Faculty of Agriculture and Vodafone Egypt is an innovative model for cooperation between the university and the private sector aiming to contribute to sustainable development. He pointed out that the Egyptian agricultural sector is one of the most important pillars in the structures working to achieve economic growth in the country. The protocol includes plans for creating new job opportunities for young graduates.
Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at Cairo University Amr Mostafa said that the project contributes to supporting the state’s efforts towards the development of rural communities by creating an effective model of partnership between the university and the private sector that supports economic and social goals.
He added that the protocol achieves the educational objectives of the Faculty of Agriculture by providing practical training opportunities for thousands of its students in areas that help them determine their future work paths.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm