There are a lot of young people across the world that attend school and also work. This is very common in the US and other Western countries. There might be many reasons why the Unites States and other countries are concerned about youth employment. I believe the primary reason for supporting youth employment is to develop future workers with the right skills. To this end, firms and companies accept students as interns. This in turn provides students with the experience they need for future careers. However, this is not the case in Egypt. Egyptian students are not worried about future opportunities since there is a lack of opportunities of any kind.
Two recent graduates, Youssef and Samer, highlight the situation in Egypt. They’ve both struggled to obtain jobs since graduating. Unlike many youth in this country, Youssef and Samer were not employed during their schooling years. When I came across this article, I realized that compared to my peers across the globe, I’ve been fortunate and as long as I stay on the right path, which I believe that I am, my goals would be achieved.