On Monday, the activities of the Heritage Folk Crafts Festival in Egyptian universities, hosted by Aswan University, were concluded under the patronage of  Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Prof.  Ayman Mahmoud Othman, President of Aswan University, and Dr. Karim Hassan Hammam, Director of the Institute for Leadership Development in Helwan, and in the presence of Dr. Loay Saad El Din Nasrat, Dean Faculty of Engineering on behalf of the President of Aswan University.

Prof. Ayman Othman, President of Aswan University, confirmed that the festival was held under the slogan “My Country’s Goodness.” Culture, economy, arts, Arab and African youth for Africa.

Workshops were held for the students of the festival under the supervision of Dr. Hossam El-Din Mustafa, and Dr. Abdel Moneim Al-Jilani, the institute’s agents.
Dr. Yasser Abdel Hamid, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, and Dr. Muhammad Abu Al-Lail, Vice Dean for Community Service and Environmental Development.

Prof. Ayman Othman, President of Aswan University, added that the workshops were opened today at the University Campus in Sahara at the Faculty of Agriculture, which were held from 4 to 7 February 2022, and 200 male and female students from various Egyptian universities participated in the festival.

Dr. Louay Saad El-Din Nasrat, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, explained that the works of the exhibition today, which are the outputs and fruits of the festival, and the creators from each university to express their art and work to revive the folklore of each of the governorates of the Republic, and they will be a nucleus for participating in the second folklore exhibition. Dr. Louay Saad also opened El-Din Nasrat, Dean of Engineering, on behalf of the President of Aswan University, Dr. Karim Hammam, and the jury of the Heritage Folk Crafts Exhibition for 20 Egyptian universities, participating and inspecting the artistic and creative paintings of heritage folk crafts and the works presented by Egyptian university students.

Dr. Karim Hammam pointed to the importance of the role of the Institute for Leadership Development as an educational and training platform to discover the creative leader through the advancement of youth and their participation in student activities because of its important role in refining students’ skills and forming their personality, and working to create a new generation of young pioneers, where this cohort comes Within the framework of developing some craft fields, training to create job opportunities for young people, helping to refine the workmanship or craft for students and relying on themselves, in addition to working on preparing and qualifying for the labor market for them.

The jury of the fields of competition consisted of Dr. Mahmoud Hamed Saleh, head of the jury, professor of artistic works and folklore and dean of the Faculty of Art Education, Helwan University, Dr. Wagdy Refaat Farid, member of the jury, professor of artistic works and folklore and dean of the Faculty of Specific Education, Assiut University, and Dr. Eman Mohamed Wagdy, member of the committee. Arbitration, Assistant Professor of Artistic Works and Folklore, and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Specific Education, Aswan University.
The closing ceremony of the festival was also held in the Hall of Field Marshal Tantawi, with musical and artistic performances presented by the students of the Department of Music Education, led by Dr. Muhammad Rashid and in the presence of Dr. Loay Saad Eddin Nasrat, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, on behalf of the President of the University, and Dr. Karim Hammam, Director of the Institute for Leadership Development, and the two parties exchanged shields of honor and presented certificates of appreciation to the participating universities. at the festival.