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The Al-Manara Project in support of orphaned children and breadwinning women (Manarat Al-Basateen, Dar Al-Salam, Arab Maadi)


This project was executed in partnership with Masr El Mahrousa Baladi Association at various informal settlements (slums) in Cairo. The project aims to improve the education, psychological, and health conditions for 250 orphaned students every year, through the following activities:


  • Holding reinforcement classes for primary and preparatory students, and providing the necessary teachers, equipment, and books
  • Holding literacy classes for breadwinning women
  • Holding classes for those with academic difficulties and contracting with specialized teachers to teach the students
  • Regular check-ups for orphaned students and providing treatment for chronic illnesses, as well as organising health awareness seminars
  • Organizing several educational and principle-building activities, such as scouts, theatre, and artistic activities, as well as a student’s camp and entertainment trips
  • Preparing a workshop to train women to sew
  • Preparing a computer lab and training children on computer programs and programming
  • Supporting several women in establishing their own small projects (businesses)