Philips Lighting Egypt delivers its promises of educating its youth


Phillips vows to ensure the improvement of higher education in Egypt in cooperation with Ain Shams University 

June 12, 2013

Cairo, Egypt, as part of the third round from Cairo to Cape Town, Royal Philips has announced a partnership with the Supreme Council of Universities of the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt in 2012. The company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Supreme Council of Universities to contribute with educational programs for a better youth future, with the aim of improving the clinical and practical knowledge, technology and skills of students in the disciplines of engineering and health care.

 

As part of the activation of the plan this year Phillips Egypt was honored to collaborate with Ain Shams University through the signing of an agreement to provide practical training where 5 weekly sessions; each of 4 hours duration and total of 20 hours were conducted with attendance of 50 students in the field of Energy Saving, Lighting fundamentals and LED Lighting Technology. Students received a certificate of completing the lighting fundamentals course and LED Lighting Technology.

 

It should be mentioned that this year trainees are the first class to be graduated from Energy department and will specialize in the green and renewable energy. As sustainable and green lighting solutions are consistent with the core values ​​of Philips, the lighting training was very successful and further plans to educate more students was put in place.

 

On Philips behalf, explained Tamer Abol Ghar, Country Manager Philips Egypt saying, "Philips is committed to built sustainable skills that will ensure a brighter future for Egyptian youth. We have been establishing our commitment to knowledge transfer since 2010 until 2013, and we will work together to meet the needs of increasing the current students for education and training. We look forward to seeing them as part of a generation of talented professionals in the world. "

 

Prof. Dr. Sherif Hammad, Dean of Faculty of Engineering- Ain Shams University, emphasized on the importance of cooperation in the coming years between Faculty of Engineering and the Multinational companies in order to provide Engineering students with training programs and practical experience which will qualify them to compete in the market force after graduation.  

 

This year, Philips “Cape town to Cairo road show” started in South Africa on the 14th of May 2013 and will make its way across sixteen countries and nineteen cities in Africa ending in Cairo on the 26th of September 2013. During the road show, Philips is showcasing its new innovations and engaging with customers, governments, NGOs and media on topics relating to key challenges facing Africa today.

 

To learn more about Philips Cape Town to Cairo roadshow, please visit our website:

http://www.philipsafricaroadshow.com /

 

For further information, please contact

 

Mariam Fahmy

Brand & PR Manager

Philips Egypt

Tel.: +202 2480 1450

Email: mariam.fahmy@philips.com   

www.philips.com

About Royal Philips:


Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2012 sales of EUR 24.8 billion and employs approximately 118,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.”