A team reaches out to the children in the neighbourhoods where they meet and builds rapport with them. Through this outreach program (weblink to www.anaelmasry.org/en/programs/outreach), the children become aware there is an alternative to living on the streets and a place where they can realize their dreams.
Ana Elmasry Institutes Accommodation for children/youth who do not wish to remain on the streets. In 2011 the average amount of children in the Children at Risk Institute in the 6th of October Institute was 60. The children/youth have the possibility to get involved in arts, sports (via the activities in the Miniclub) and to learn how to read and write. The foundation currently has one institute open for children and is finalizing a second institute which will be dedicated to girls and young mothers .
Re-integration with family The Ana Elmasry institute is temporary for most street children as the social workers work with the youngsters and their community on re-integration within their families.
In December 2011, Ana Elmasry micro-loans has 11 500 active groups of 5 women lending money to improve the fate of their families. The lenders use their loans to e.g. embroider tissue and resell it at a profit or to buy make-up and hair products so they can make a living as hair dressers.
Informal settlement work
I The egyptian is part of the monthly meetings with Egyptian cabinet (representatives of different ministries) during which slum areas and high risk/need to be relocated areas are discussed and action plans are put in place to bring the necessary change for the families.
As of 2010, the funds to make these changes are then provided to the NGOs selected by the Egyptian cabinet and they work through the City Council to organize/implement programs for poor areas. Examples of such programs: Relocation, health programs, illiteracy, micro-loans