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Egypt's ambassador in Italy receives young Egyptian talents

Reham El-Adawi , Monday 30 Dec 2019
From left artist Shereene Badr, young Egyptian talents, artist Donzi El-Husseiny, and Egypt
From left artist Shereene Badr, young Egyptian talents, artist Donzi El-Husseiny, and Egypt's Ambassador in Italy Hisham Badr (Photo courtesy of the CC Plus Company)
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Egyptian Ambassador in Italy Hisham Badr welcomed at the headquarters of the Egyptian Embassy in Rome a group of young artists participating in the symposium of young Egyptian talents on 30 December. 

The young Egyptian talents were led by artist Donzi El-Husseiny, founder and executive director of the Donzi Foundation for Fine Arts for Children.

The symposium is held within the framework of the first Euro-Arab Today Forum for Young Artists, which is the first model of its kind in Egypt and the Arab world to support and develop young talents. The forum is held under the auspices of the Association for Support of European-Arab Relations in Rome, Italy and directed by visual artist Shereene Badr.

Ambassador Badr received the young Egyptian talents in the presence of Eugenio Benedetti and his wife Anna Maria, who support the Benedetti Charity Foundation, which established the Italian Hospital in Cairo, as well as Nasser Al-Gilani, President of the Association for Supporting European-Arab Relations, Colonel Hany Abdel-Wahab, and Second Secretary at the embassy Ahmed Abdallah.

The Egyptian ambassador accompanied the emerging artists on a tour of the embassy building, previously the residence of the king of Italy, and explained to them the role of Egyptian diplomatic missions abroad.

During the visit, he said his support of young artists is a confirmation of the Egyptian government's support of young talents to set an example and to influence the Egyptian society.

Visual artist Shereene Badr, director of the Euro-Arab Today Forum for Young Artists, thanked the Egyptian embassy for supporting the project which encourages introducing Egyptian artistic figures to the Italian society.

The Euro-Arab Today Forum for Young Artists aims to support and develop Egyptian talents from the age of 12 to 18 years, by involving them in a number of artistic activities in Egypt and abroad to showcase their abilities and artistic talents to the world. The forum includes workshops and educational sessions for children by international artists as well as field visits to the most important artistic monuments in Rome, the capital of the art of the world. Around 20 students are participating in the symposium.

The Donzi Foundation for Fine Arts for Children has been working for more than six years with the goal of developing the technical talents of young people from six to 18 years old. The foundation seeks to create a real impact, believing that its role is not only artistic development but also nurturing and refining the personality of young Egyptian talents to go beyond local borders.

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