In Egypt Save the Children works extensively on literacy programs with children, youth, and mothers – Egyptians, migrants, and refugees. Our Literate Village (LV), a four-year project funded by USAID, provides a model that breaks the cycle of inter-generational illiteracy in rural Egypt. By providing sustainable and effective learning approaches, LV fosters a culture of reading across communities and generations, and uses literacy and education to strengthen local community and governance structures. The experience of El-Heyeebi demonstrates the power of education to transform lives.
This year’s16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence were full of engaging activities involving participants and volunteers from different backgrounds and age groups.
Lujain was only 16 years old when she fled Syria with her family and settled in Egypt. Being the eldest among 4 sisters and with a father who is unable to work; she had to work to generate income for her family.
On World Humanitarian Day (WHD) we pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and rally support for people affected by crises around the world. On this, WHD 2018, we sat down with Elsa, a veteran humanitarian worker who works with Save the Children helping African refugees in Egypt.
International Youth Day is marked on the 12th of August each year; an annual celebration of the role of youth in change around the world. It is an opportunity to highlight their achievements, challenges and the problems they face.
Heba is one of the thousands of women who benefited from the “Saving Young Children’s Lives” project and are now spreading what they have learnt among their communities. Read the full story here.