The WorldFish Center in Abbassa, Egypt has hosted six high school interns since 2003.
Established in 1977, the WorldFish Center is an international research organization working to eradicate hunger and poverty through research and development to enable small scale fisheries to be more resilient and productive, and to support the adoption of sustainable aquaculture that specifically benefits the poor.
The WorldFish Center carries out research and development in policy, economics and social sciences; natural resource management; aquaculture; and genetic improvement.
Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, the WorldFish Center has research centers in eight countries in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific.
Interns at the WorldFish Center work alongside renowned international researchers and experts - like Dr. Gamal El-Naggar and Dr. George John - at the WorldFish Center's research labs in Abbassa.
The students also have the opportunity to travel around Egypt with their host families and colleagues to see the pyramids and Great Sphynx, the Nile River, the Red Sea, St. Catherine's Cathedral, King Farouk Palace, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, and the Citadel of Qaitbay in the ancient cities of Giza, Alexandria, and Cairo.
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