Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2007
This description of Mohamed Abou El Naga's work was prepared when Mohamed Abou El Naga was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Mohamed Abou El Naga is working to create sustainable employment in rural villages and communities in Egypt by reviving the traditional craft of papermaking. His process addresses a number of challenges in the community, including providing skills and work to the unemployed, women, and the disabled; recycling agricultural waste which would otherwise be burned; and creating new markets for paper products and art.
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