“Civic leadership is the ability to use all knowledge and resources to impact communities through social responsibility in order to address a communal issue. Civic leaders are innovative and authentic towards a vision that transforms their communities, and have values to achieve such vision regardless of social, economic, or political obstacles. Civic leaders have the empathy to tolerate and respect differences constructively, and will always be committed to their communities and beyond.” – ikteshaaf
Our fellowship consists of nine modules and eight group mentorship session following each module that focuses on our nine values of citizenship for youth between 18 – 24 years old
- The first module focuses on the value of ‘hypothesizing’, where fellows develop the curiosity towards learning and community building, beginning their ‘discovery’ journey towards become civic leaders in their communities and beyond.
- The second module focuses on the value of ‘knowledge sharing’, where each fellow discuss a topic of their choice with the ikteshaaf community to encourage an educational citizen-to-citizen interactive learning environment and holistic learning because of the knowledge sharing diversity.
- The third module focuses on the value of ‘empathy’ and fellows learn how to foster their emotional intelligence to strengthen their interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships within their communities.
- The fourth module focuses on the value of ‘faith’ and fellows learn how to strengthen their inner voice and trust.
- The fifth module focuses on the value of ‘tolerance’ and fellows learn how to accept differences within our communities constructively.
- The sixth module focuses on the value of ‘authenticity’ and fellows appreciate the originality of creative ideas and concepts in our communities.
- The seventh module focuses on the value ‘innovation’ and fellows are encouraged to in a creative learning journey towards communal transformation.
- The eighth module focuses on the value of ‘social responsibility’ and fellows become civic leaders who are committed to communal transformation.
- The ninth module focuses on the value of ‘achievement’ and fellows apply their sustainable goals and vision to continue the communal transformation journey as civic leaders.
*Requirements: The ikteshaaf program is open to 12 fellows between the ages of 18 – 24 years old who are university students or recent university graduates from all academic backgrounds and diverse career aspirations, and who are committed to discover their potential to become civic leaders in their communities and beyond.
*The ikteshaaf Fellowship has been supported by the Goethe Institut in Cairo and was funded in 2018.
*Program Date for the 4th Cohort online (July 2nd, 2021 – September 9th, 2021) :
*Application Deadline : June 25th at 12 am
*Acceptance E-mails : July 1st
*Interview Dates (online) : June 29th – 30th from 10 am – 5 pm and from 7 pm – 9 pm
First Orientation Day : July 2nd from 7 pm – 9 pm
Second Orientation Day : July 8th from 7 pm – 9 pm
Hypothesizing Module : July 11th – July 13th from 7 pm – 9 pm
Group Mentorship Session 1 : July 14th from 7 pm – 9 pm
Knowledge Sharing Module : July 16th from 7 pm – 9 pm and July 17th – July 22nd (individual work)
Group Mentorship Session 2 : July 25th from 7 pm – 9 pm
Empathy Module : July 27th – 28th from 7 pm – 9 pm
Group Mentorship Session 3 : July 29th from 7 pm – 9 pm
Faith Module : August 2nd – 4th from 7 pm – 9 pm
Group Mentorship Session 4 : August 5th from 7 pm – 9 pm
Tolerance Module : August 8th – 9th from 7 pm – 9 pm
Group Mentorship Session 5 : August 10th from 7 pm – 9 pm
Authenticity Module : August 12th – 18th from 7 pm – 9 pm
Group Mentorship Session 6 : August 19th from 7 pm – 9 pm
Innovation Module : August 22nd and 23rd from 7 pm – 9 pm
Group Mentorship Session 7 : August 24th from 7 pm – 9 pm
Social Responsibility Module : August 26th from 7 pm – 9 pm and August 27th – September 4th (individual work)
Group Mentorship Session 8 : September 6th from 7 pm – 9 pm
Achievement Module: September 8th and 9th from 7 pm – 9 pm
*Please note our participation guideline is that you only have a maximum of two days of absence in order to continue to participate with us and to receive your certificate of participation as well as the two days of orientation is mandatory to join
Philodiscovery School Program:
Our value-based civic education program is for high school students between the ages of 13 – 17 years old.
The program is designed based on diverse teaching and learning methodologies such as:
– Gamification-based learning
– Experiential learning
– Inquiry-based learning
– Community-based learning
The program also focuses on teaching the students 10 main technical, personal, and social skills and areas of knowledge:
– Global citizenship
– Social innovation and design thinking
– Project management and business modeling
– Intercultural awareness and global affairs
– Mental and personal health awareness
– Emotional intelligence
– Critical thinking
– Organizational habits
– Philomathy and holistic learning
– Conflict management; including problem solving, decision making, negotiation, and active listening