The 6th of October Institute Based on part of the 24 acre plot of land in 6th of October City assigned by the Egyptian government, the 6th of October Institute operates reception and accommodation facilities providing physical, emotional and psychological rehabilitation, education, sports, crafts and arts activities, vocational training, medical assistance and meals for sixty children between the age of 3 and 17 who are living in. 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 Initute currently also runs a Nursery-school with a Montessori program, a mini-club and external vocational trainings.
In the future the Institute will be completed with a vocational training academy (capacity 150 trainees), sports and arts facilities (capacity up to 2000 children, youth, young adults, and low income families) and a 26 classroom school. It is estimated this project will take around 3 to 5 years to be completed.
Mokkattam Institute The sceleton of the girls’ institute was donated to I the Egyptian by the American Chamber of Commerce end 2009. The foundation completed the building with funds of the Cairo Chamber of Commerce and will start operating the Institute early 2012. This institute will focus on young mothers and girls, and a Train the trainer center.
Protocol with Ministry of Social Solidarity Signature of protocol with Ministry of Social Solidarity to foresee education and re-integration in society for street children in the I the Egyptian Institute, rather than imprisoning them in state-run youth centres.