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Chronicling the African Renaissance

About Mostafa Shahat

Mostafa Shahat is an African Egyptian entrepreneur who has been engaged in several civic projects since 2011. He is the founder of GOL, “Goal Oriented Learners,” a youth community dedicated to empowering, engaging, and training youth and young people so that they can become more qualified for the job market. GOL is funded by Ashoka Youth Venture and hosted by the Information Resource Center at the US Embassy in Cairo. Mostafa has travelled throughout the world to participate in entrepreneurship conferences.
Latest Posts | By Mostafa Shahat
Entrepreneurs in Egypt: Meet Ahmed Negm
12 months ago

Entrepreneurs in Egypt: Meet Ahmed Negm

With over twenty million people, Cairo is the biggest city in Egypt, making it the largest city in Africa and the Middle East, and the fifth largest metropolitan area on …
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Developing Social Capital in South African Youth
2 years ago

Developing Social Capital in South African Youth

Mostafa Shahat  interviewed Susannah Farr from South Africa, who started GOLD Peer Education Development Agency (GOLD). Her vision was to discover a generation of grassroots leaders and to develop …
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Dorien Beurskens on empowering African youth
2 years ago

Dorien Beurskens on empowering African youth

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Dutch native, Dorien Beurskens, moved to Kenya in 1995 to work as a volunteer at Don Bosco. Don Bosco is a global organization that empowers young people through its international …
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Entrepreneurship in Egypt
2 years ago

Entrepreneurship in Egypt

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Many countries in Africa were under colonial regime for years. As a result of colonial rule, people were controlled economically and politically, and lived in poverty and ignorance. Being …
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My Afropolitan Diary: Mostafa Shahat
2 years ago

My Afropolitan Diary: Mostafa Shahat

When I first began travelling outside of Egypt, I called myself an Egyptian, which is normal since that’s the country I grew up in. I was defining …
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