The programme is divided into two main sections, the inaugural Atelier Cairo winter fair, a bazaar of traditional and contemporary works of craft and design for sale, while the second part is a series of workshops covering business planning and financial literacy, tailored to the craft sector.
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The graduation ceremony of the two-year programme witnessed the handicrafts which the 21 students aimed to mirror their thoughts and what they have been learning over the past two years.
The innovative contemporary institution is organising a four-week summer programme free of charge for children in underprivileged areas to learn about Egypt’s traditional arts at the masmerising beauty of Tunis Village in Fayoum governorate.
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In Egypt, it seems to be women who are taking the lead in crafts, says Traditional Arts school manager