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Moataz A. Shaarawy
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Academic/research, Network, Nonprofit organization, Program/Project/Initiative
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Secretary General (Founder)
About Me (biography or organization description)
I'm a knowledge-sharing, ICT and social entrepreneur for social change, I've been working in development since 1999.
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Middle East and Africa
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26 A Bahgat Aly Zamalek
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Ofok NGO Proposal for hosting OOoCon 2009/2010 in Alexandria!
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Welcome! Moataz A. Shaarawy

Moataz Shaarawy: is a social entrepreneur who believes in ICT knowledge-sharing for social change; He has for a long time been interested in community development and helping youth to gain education and to find employment, Mr. Shaarawy is a co-founder and the Secretary General of Ofok NGO.

“No doubt that any development must first start with the individual; but sharing knowledge and the application of powerful solutions to real life problems can only take place if an effective human network exists. The formula equation for community development in my point of view:
Human Development + Human Networks = Community Development” Moataz says.

Mr.Moataz was graduated from Faculty of Law, Cairo University finding himself interested with the Intellectual Property Rights field.

Ofok is an NGO, working on a self sustainable model and taking full advantage of the
opportunities presented by the development initiatives taking place worldwide. Ofok
stands for "Horizon" on the Arabic language, summarizing the passion toward creating
a brighter future, delivering a message of Hope and Change to communities through
strengthening one of the main development pillars; Education, using Information and
Communication Technologies (ICTs) as tools to spread and facilitate knowledge

Ofok's mission is to help communities empower themselves, and to enable individuals
especially find employment and develop their careers. Ofok is launching its initiatives
toward narrowing the knowledge gap between developed and developing worlds
through immunizing youth with the ICTs to be able to connect global experiences with
local entrepreneurship to create customized solutions for communities using available

Ofok Human Development Initiative:
Ofok's dedication to ICT (Information and Communications Technology) development
and entrepreneurship ensures that today's young people become the leaders of
tomorrow by attaining the right leadership skills and the latest knowledge of

Ofok Human Network

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At 5:03am on October 1, 2009, Heidi Neff said…
Hello Moataz! Do you know any good online or downloadable resources for training computer lab managers? I am interested in many skills such as computer maintenance and repair, IT instruction, and management. Thanks!
At 2:59pm on September 2, 2009, Seu Yapa said…
Hi Shaarawy,
Greetings from!!!
hope you have received the messages that I have sent to you.
Pls excuse me for taking your name wrongly in one of the messages... :))
At 10:30pm on April 6, 2009, noha egypt said…
hello Moataz, many thx for sending me friendship request
At 12:25pm on December 19, 2008, Meddie Mayanja said…

This is a great initiative. Thanks for the vision

At 3:28am on December 6, 2008, Frank Mbowa said…
Am friendly and interested to share with people form different walks i believe together has one we can prosper thanks
At 10:49pm on November 22, 2008, Jenara Nerenberg said…
Hi Moataz,
Thanks for the warm welcome. It's great to be part of the Telecentre community. Glad to see you on BOP Source, too!

It looks like you are doing very innovative work; I look forward to learning more.

At 1:34am on November 18, 2008, Momodou Jatta said…
At 6:13pm on November 13, 2008, Momodou Jatta said…
Hi Moataz thanks for your messsage.The engagements I am currently involve in the Gambia is trying to provide internet facility in one of the rural Gambia school with the use of solar energy.The support I should need from you is the technical know how and training .......
At 10:35pm on November 12, 2008, Momodou Jatta said…
when will you have time to visit me in the Gambia....?will be so please
At 10:31pm on November 12, 2008, Momodou Jatta said…
Hi Moataz I will be very much interested in doing series of courses with your Association but the problem is we are having a very poor internet connection in our country that is why sometimes you receive my mails very late.Can it be possible for me to do this courses in any of the African countries apart from the Gambia due to poor connection...?Infact I wanted to tell you this on the phone but cannot get through.Please keep trying my phone you will get me some day bye...

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