Currently the foundation runs an I the Egyptian Children at risk program at the 6th of October Institute which is based on part of the 24 acre plot of land assigned by the Egyptian government’ in 6th of October City.
The foundation operates reception and accommodation facilities providing physical, emotional and psychological rehabilitation, education, sports, crafts and arts activities, medical assistance and meals for sixty children between the age of 3 and 17 who are living in. True to its belief that every child which enters through the doors of the institute should receive unconditional love, these programs aim at showing the children the joy of life again and allow them to have the childhood that was stolen from them. Knowing that someone has a plan for their education, their career and a plan to reintegrate them in their families, the children regain confidence and start feeling secure again.
The Institute supports education for boys and girls from kindergarten to high school in outside facilities.
This comprehensive ‘I the Egyptian’ approach aims at re-integrating street children into society by preparing them for a future as productive members of society. The completion of additional capacity early 2012, will allow the institute to host up to 200 children.
The Institute currently also runs a Nursery-school with a Montessori program, a mini-club and external vocational trainings.
• Nursery-school: Montessori program
• The mini-club’s objective is to expand the social and intellectual interactions of the children through sports, pottery, music, drawing, painting, woodwork,…
• Limited off-site vocational training in various roles like gardener, chef, housekeeper…
Description project future
• Vocational training Academy: The building licenses for the vocational training academy (capacity 150 trainees), sports and arts facilities (capacity up to 2000 children, youth, young adults, and low income families) have been granted. Once further funds are secured the building will start. It is estimated this project will take around 3 to 5 years to be completed.
If you are moved by the work of the foundation and would like to contribute, you will find details on ‘Getting involved’. (link to getting involved page)
• Nutrition care project (bakery)
• Joint school project – 26 class rooms