30-day sports Challenge: New Program encouraging Egyptian expats to exercise


Mon, 20 Jul 2020 - 04:24 GMT

Running - CC via Pixabay

Running - CC via Pixabay

CAIRO – 20 July 2020: Ministry of Immigration called on Egyptians abroad to participate in the “30-day Virtual Sports Challenge” aiming to encourage children of Egyptian expatriates to exercise wherever they are.


The challenge, announced by the Ministry of Sports, comes within the framework of promoting ways to communicate with Egyptian entities abroad. The first conference was organized in July 2019 with 55 entities representing 33 states around the world “to guarantee an institutional mechanism to unify national concepts,” stated Mazen Fahmy, assistant minister of immigration for Communities Affairs and Egyptians Abroad.


This year’s conference was adjourned due to the fear of spread of the coronavirus, with the new date to be announced soon.


Fahmy stressed that the ministry aims to participate in this challenge to encourage Egyptian communities and the youths abroad to exercise remotely, in implementation of the social precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus.


The Ministry of Sports clarified that using the virtual space to exercise will enable participants to pick the suitable timing for them. Participants who complete the challenge will receive medals and certificates proving their participation.


The program, due from August 1 to 30, includes a group of sports such as walking, running, kayaking, motorcycling, biking, in addition to activities suitable for people with special needs.  



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