Coptic Orphans

Coptic Orphans is an award-winning international Christian development organization that unlocks the God-given potential of disadvantaged children in Egypt, and so equips them to break the cycle of poverty and become change-makers in their communities. Coptic Orphans works through grassroots partner and volunteer networks to strengthen local communities for sustainable impact. Since 1988, Coptic Orphans has equipped over 30,000 children throughout Egypt.

Coptic Orphans
P.O. Box 2881
Merrifield, Virginia 22116
United States
1-800-499-2989
http://www.copticorphans.org

Founder and Executive Director

Nermien Riad

Management Team

Nermien Riad

Board of Directors

Nermien Riad, Ashraf Rofail, Raouf Youssef

Project Leaders

Nermien Riad
Dina Daniel

Mission

Coptic Orphans is an award-winning international Christian development organization that unlocks the God-given potential of disadvantaged children in Egypt, and so equips them to break the cycle of poverty and become change-makers in their communities. Coptic Orphans works through grassroots partner and volunteer networks to strengthen local communities for sustainable impact. Since 1988, Coptic Orphans has equipped over 30,000 children throughout Egypt.

Programs

Coptic Orphans focuses on changing communities by developing the most disadvantaged of individual children and families, especially through education. The organization has several related programs: Not Alone works through over 400 church-based, indigenous volunteers who visit the homes of the paternal orphaned, become their advocates and mentors, and unlock access to basic rights related to health, nutrition, housing, education, literacy, educational, social, and civic access, economic self-sufficiency, and more. The Valuable Girl Project links younger girls to mentors in secondary school at a community center across religious boundaries. It promotes academic retention and create a safe place from which girls may work together to address issues that affect them in their homes, schools, and communities. B'edaya (or "with my own hands") is a micro-credit program for the widows who are heads of household for children in Not Alone. Serve to Learn and the International Volunteer Program link volunteers from the US and other countries outside Egypt-both professionals and non-professionals-to partner organizations or Coptic Orphans projects in Egypt. Coptic Orphans leads TAMKEEN, a USAID-funded partnership that encourages civic participation by school-aged girls through Egypt's unique village-based community development associations in the poorest areas of the country.

Statistics on Coptic Orphans

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2014: $10,000,000
  • Annual Budget for 2006: $1,600,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $10,000,000
  • Other funding sources: Individual donations, matching gifts, United Way-CFC; grants
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian non-profit organization

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