Our vision is a growing community of civic leaders who have shared values, ownership, and accountability towards transforming their communities.
Since we began our journey of transformation in 2016, we believe in the value of civic education in building possibilities for youth that develops their leadership and citizenship capabilities through various value-based and gamification educational programs focusing on our nine values of citizenship: innovation, knowledge sharing, tolerance, empathy, social responsibility, hypothesizing, authenticity, achievement and faith.
ikteshaaf is a life changing experience for me as I find myself sharing a community with people that believe in the same values. It became the place I find myself developing the most, as I keep discovering more about myself and learn to aspire change in my community.
Esraa Ahmedikteshaaf Fellow - Cohort 1
Through our diversity in this journey, I have seen how can values be integrated into our lives and the power of small groups.
Mohamed Shaltoot ikteshaaf Fellow - Cohort 2
In ikteshaaf, I was able to listen, speak, express and discover myself. ikteshaaf is a safe space for everyone regardless of who they are. I met and loved myself and everyone around me in ikteshaaf.
Safaa El Azab ikteshaaf Fellow - Cohort 3
ikteshaaf was a turning point in my life where I started thinking about establishing a social enterprise and I realized the importance of social responsibility because we all share the same values and work together to achieve ikteshaaf’s vision.
Hassan Arafa ikteshaaf Fellow - Cohort 1
In a room of knowledge with nine posters of values imprinted into the walls, you are free, powerful, belonged and beloved. I see myself referring to this space and people in every step that will further take us towards the beyond.
Rana Gamalikteshaaf Fellow - Cohort 2
During the journey of ikteshaaf, you will learn what is identity, citizenship, and how to describe who you are based on the diversity of knowledge and experiences you will be exposed to during the modules.
Abdeltawab Hassounikteshaaf Fellow - Cohort 3