New Child Friendly Space opened in Greater Cairo

Saturday 10 May 2014

Save the Children Egypt's emergency programme opened its first Child Friendly Space in 10th of Ramadan, Greater Cairo this week to both Syrian refugee and Egyptian children. On Monday 5th May, the opening day, around 40 children aged 6-9 took part in drawing sessions and games run by Save the Children facilitators. So far almost 130 children have attended since the sessions began. Besides play and learning, the Space also provides psychosocial support for all children, to help boost their self-esteem and improve their relationship building skills. Specialised support is provided for refugees to help them cope with their experiences of the Syrian conflict. Save the Children is now running a total of five Child Friendly Spaces across Greater Cairo.

Syrian children, aged 6-7 years, during the first games session held in our newest Child Friendly Space in Greater Cairo


Shady*, aged 7, during his first day attending the Child Friendly Space. The children drew with colours and played balloon games, led by our energetic facilitators who will run sessions six days per week.