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Kiosk

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Cairo - Egypt
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The Challenges of ASRT – Sep 2013

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Forming and Coloring the Blown Glass

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Challenges of the ASRT

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صورة جماعية للعاملين بـورشة الكويري

Injection Machine and Tricolor Printing

Cairo - Egypt
Manshiet Nasser
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Mr. Ashaf Fisha and the team

Introducing New Plastic Gadgets

Egypt - Innovate!
Automation Controller

Automation Controller for a Movable LCD Holder

Egypt - Innovate!
Yomken MEK Announcement

Wind Turbine Challenge

Egypt - Innovate!
Kiosk

Smart Kiosk

Cairo - Egypt
Innovate!
large_solar-sheet

The Challenges of ASRT – Sep 2013

Innovate!
naf5

Forming and Coloring the Blown Glass

Innovate!
Cairo-Traffic

Challenges of the ASRT

Innovate!
صورة جماعية للعاملين بـورشة الكويري

Injection Machine and Tricolor Printing

Cairo - Egypt
Manshiet Nasser
Innovate!
Mr. Ashaf Fisha and the team

Introducing New Plastic Gadgets

Egypt - Innovate!
Automation Controller

Automation Controller for a Movable LCD Holder

Egypt - Innovate!
Yomken MEK Announcement

Wind Turbine Challenge

Egypt - Innovate!
Kiosk

Smart Kiosk

Cairo - Egypt
Innovate!
large_solar-sheet

The Challenges of ASRT – Sep 2013

Innovate!
naf5

Forming and Coloring the Blown Glass

Innovate!
Cairo-Traffic

Challenges of the ASRT

Innovate!
صورة جماعية للعاملين بـورشة الكويري

Injection Machine and Tricolor Printing

Cairo - Egypt
Manshiet Nasser
Innovate!
Mr. Ashaf Fisha and the team

Introducing New Plastic Gadgets

Egypt - Innovate!
Automation Controller

Automation Controller for a Movable LCD Holder

Egypt - Innovate!
Yomken MEK Announcement

Wind Turbine Challenge

Egypt - Innovate!
Kiosk

Smart Kiosk

Cairo - Egypt
Innovate!
large_solar-sheet

The Challenges of ASRT – Sep 2013

Innovate!
naf5

Forming and Coloring the Blown Glass

Innovate!
Cairo-Traffic

Challenges of the ASRT

Innovate!
صورة جماعية للعاملين بـورشة الكويري

Injection Machine and Tricolor Printing

Cairo - Egypt
Manshiet Nasser
Innovate!
Mr. Ashaf Fisha and the team

Introducing New Plastic Gadgets

Egypt - Innovate!
Automation Controller

Automation Controller for a Movable LCD Holder

Egypt - Innovate!
Yomken MEK Announcement

Wind Turbine Challenge

Egypt - Innovate!
Kiosk

Smart Kiosk

Cairo - Egypt
Innovate!
large_solar-sheet

The Challenges of ASRT – Sep 2013

Innovate!
naf5

Forming and Coloring the Blown Glass

Innovate!
Cairo-Traffic

Challenges of the ASRT

Innovate!
صورة جماعية للعاملين بـورشة الكويري

Injection Machine and Tricolor Printing

Cairo - Egypt
Manshiet Nasser
Innovate!
Mr. Ashaf Fisha and the team

Introducing New Plastic Gadgets

Egypt - Innovate!
Automation Controller

Automation Controller for a Movable LCD Holder

Egypt - Innovate!

Products

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Can Crusher “Makbacans”

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Can Crusher “Makbacans”

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GrowMak

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Ramadan Lantern #2 (EGP 120)

Origami Lanterns

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The ClayCooler

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Pharaoh Me Up!

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Multi-Layered Chess Table

Cairo - Egypt
Manshiet Nasser
Buy!
okasha-and-yehia-at-the-workshop

Can Crusher “Makbacans”

Buy!
Hadary

GrowMak

Buy!
Ramadan Lantern #2 (EGP 120)

Origami Lanterns

Beheira - Egypt
Buy!
Smart Puzzle 1

Smart Puzzle

Egypt - Sharqeya
Buy!
ClayCooler

The ClayCooler

Batn Al-Baqar - Cairo
Egypt
Buy!
Your Egyptianized Statutes

Pharaoh Me Up!

Cairo - Egypt
Manshiet Nasser
Buy!
Multi-Layered Chess table

Multi-Layered Chess Table

Cairo - Egypt
Manshiet Nasser
Buy!
okasha-and-yehia-at-the-workshop

Can Crusher “Makbacans”

Buy!
Hadary

GrowMak

Buy!
Ramadan Lantern #2 (EGP 120)

Origami Lanterns

Beheira - Egypt
Buy!
Smart Puzzle 1

Smart Puzzle

Egypt - Sharqeya
Buy!
ClayCooler

The ClayCooler

Batn Al-Baqar - Cairo
Egypt
Buy!
Your Egyptianized Statutes

Pharaoh Me Up!

Cairo - Egypt
Manshiet Nasser
Buy!
Multi-Layered Chess table

Multi-Layered Chess Table

Cairo - Egypt
Manshiet Nasser
Buy!
okasha-and-yehia-at-the-workshop

Can Crusher “Makbacans”

Buy!
Hadary

GrowMak

Buy!
Ramadan Lantern #2 (EGP 120)

Origami Lanterns

Beheira - Egypt
Buy!
Smart Puzzle 1

Smart Puzzle

Egypt - Sharqeya
Buy!
ClayCooler

The ClayCooler

Batn Al-Baqar - Cairo
Egypt
Buy!
Your Egyptianized Statutes

Pharaoh Me Up!

Cairo - Egypt
Manshiet Nasser
Buy!
Multi-Layered Chess table

Multi-Layered Chess Table

Cairo - Egypt
Manshiet Nasser
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Aspects of Philanthropic Work and Donations in Egypt [Infographic]

Philanthropic activities in Egypt (as in most of Arab countries) are wide spread over different causes with more than EGP 4.5 billion of annual spending; however most of them are in ‘monetary charity mode’ and not offering a sustainable solution to uplift the poor communities in Egypt. As the proverb says “Don’t give me a fish, but teach me how I catch it”.

The social gap between the ones “who have” and the one “who have not” is very obvious in the Egyptian society (with a Gini index of 30.77 in 2008) [i], but also the gap is deeper ─although less explicit─ between the ones who have the skills & knowledge and the ones who need them to secure a higher and more sustainable income.

Despite the high level of youth unemployment in Egypt (54.1% in 2012) [ii], only 2.2% of young Egyptians volunteer their time in philanthropic work. In this context, recent studies have shown that volunteering is one of the most efficient ways to easily get a job given the amount of experience any volunteer would get [iii].

Yomken.com tries to fill this gap by linking the solution seekers “who needs the skills” with the problem solvers (who have the solution) through its open-innovation and crowdfunding platform. It also tries to transform these solutions into concrete and viable products through crowdsourcing the needed technical skills and amount for the pre-commercialization phase of the product.


[i] World Bank. 2012 World Development Report.

[ii] UNDP. 2013. Human Development Report. New York: UNDP.

[iii] Alison Green. 2012. How Volunteering Can Help You Get a Job.

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