UNICEF appoints young Egyptian actor Ahmed Dash as ambassador of ‘Shabab Balad Initiative’

Ahram Online , Wednesday 13 Apr 2022

UNICEF Egypt announced its appointment of young actor Ahmed Dash as their international ambassador for the newly launched ‘Shabab Balad (‘Country’s Youth’) Initiative.’

Ahmad Dash

Ahmed Dash’s participation in the project will officially kick off with the live broadcast transmitted by UNICEF Egypt on their social media on Thursday at 3pm. The live broadcast will include a talk with Dash on solid waste management and its relationship to climate change.

The Shabab Balad initiative is an Egyptian version of UNICEF’s international Generation Unlimited Initiative, which was launched by the UN in 2018 and operates in over 50 countries worldwide.

Announced during the World Youth Forum, which took place in Sharm El-Sheikh earlier this year, the Shabab Balad Initiative is the first offspring of the Generation Unlimited Initiative in the region.

According to UNICEF’s website, Shabab Balad is “the first public-private partnership platform for youths that was created to give young people a platform to express themselves and find opportunities.”

The initiative’s bold goal is to have “every boy and girl in the world have the opportunity to attend school, learn, or train so they can have a suitable job by 2030.”

Born in October 2000 and one of the youngest talents in the country, Ahmed Dash began acting in television commercials at a young age. He then made his acting breakthrough in Amr Salama’s film ‘Excuse My French’, followed by roles in over 20 films and television series in which he acted alongside the best-known Egyptian artists.

His other significant works include roles in ‘Photocopy’ (2017) — which was directed by Tamer Ashri and starred Mahmoud Hemeida and Sherine Reda — as well as Peter Mimi’s ‘Casablanca’ (2019), starring Amir Karara.

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