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Uber Egypt: Empowering Partnership Opportunities with Youth and Women

5 years 3 months ago

Uber has launched the Uber Economic Empowerment Program, intended to provide wider members of the community, including youth and women, with the resources, education, and training to eventually become Uber partner drivers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.

The program includes a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Education For Employment |Egypt and BPE Partners. This MoU agreement is considered to be the first-of-its-kind. It will influence the partnership to create socio-economic opportunities for people, focusing on youth and women.

Successful graduates of this program will co- partner with Uber and upon that BPE Partners will empower them by providing affordable financing solutions and a streamlined process to obtain vehicles that meet Uber’s standards.

Uber has a long-term commitment to creating tens of thousands of jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Since launching in Cairo, Uber has created work opportunities for over 2000 drivers a month. Over 40% of the drivers had previously been unemployed prior to joining Uber. Also the number of female drivers joining the platform has increased.

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