Eve of the Factory

by Not Guilty Inc
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With the COVID19 pandemic it is impossible to get to the people we target for our training.

Not Guilty has started doing weekly zoom trainings to girls and women. Last week attendants were 274.

Girls and women ask many questions.

Out of those trainings some women need counceling which Not Guilty also provides through zoom.

Unfortunately all those trainings are free, so there has been zero income from Egypt to Not Guilty in the past four months. COunceling sessions are for a minimal charge which does not even cover our rent let alone salaries.

We are thankful for the income that has come through GlobalGiving although it is simply not enough to keep the viability of our operations.

We are severly struggling since our trainings depend on going to schools, factories or nurseries which are all curently shut down.

And even when they open which is totally uncertain, people will not be willing to pay for trainings which they would deem unnecessary.

We are trying to keep Not Guilty top of mind by providing the zoom trainings and the Facebook mini videos, but honestly do not know if we will be able to keep afloat until the end of 2020.


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These past couple of months have been some of the strangest times we live in.

With the Eve of the Factory project, we had to put everything on hold becasue of the coronavirus pandemic.

Most of our work is in exremely popular and populous area.

Although we had over three trainings lined up, we had to postpone all trainings to be wise and to go along with the government orders of social distancing.

We need to keep safe as well as keep others safe.

We sent this out to all those we serve:

How should you respond?

First, do not panic.
We have a tendency to blow events out of proportion, especially with the constant flow of news and the increasing number of coronavirus cases.

Second, be wise.
Take reasonable steps to avoid exposure to the disease and to protect and provide for your family.
Do take this pandemic seriously.

Third, seize the opportunity.
When people are fearful or anxious, they are more willing to have conversations about eternity.

Let us rejoice in the Lord even in the midst of a pandemic. Let us use those times to rekindle our family ties and to relearn forgotten traditions such as watching a movie together and having meals as a family.
To be prudent, we have closed our offices for the past two weeks. Waiting to see what tomorrow will bring.


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A few months back, we wrote about starting a movement among the girl scouts and their leaders in Egypt.

Right after training and just as we were starting negotiations for timings and locations, the head of the girl scouts, Mrs. Faten Farouk Al Mahdy, passed away suddenly.

Although we were sorry to see her go, yet it set Not Guilty's plan to train all girl scouts leaders in Egypt back.

We planned to train at least 300 Girl scout leaders before the end of 2019.

But, all is not lost. Leader Mona who took over, and was also among the trained leaders, got in touch with Not Guilty and told them that she does not want to lose the momentum of the excitement of the leaders about the training they received.

Starting January, Not Guilty will start a new round of training to 300 leaders of the Egyptian girl scouts, in preparation for training all girl scouts in Egypt are 79,000 girls.

The Egyptian Federation for Scouts and Girl Guides (EFSGGArabic: ‎ Al-Ittihad al-`Am lil-Kaššafah wal-Muršidat) is the national Scouting and Guiding Federation of Egypt. Scouting was founded in 1914 and was among the charter members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1922, while nominally independent from Britain.[1] Guiding started in 1913 and became a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1931. The EFSGG serves 79,611 Scouts (as of 2011)[2] and 92,000 Guides (as of 2003).

Egyptian Scouts play an important role in community service. They are involved in projects of desert reclamation, work camps, blood drives, medical care, and other projects.

Scouts are offered vocational training and the skills needed to help develop communities. Scouts learn the importance of planting trees where firewood is scarce, building energy-efficient stoves and making good use of their skills of carpentry, electricity, and plumbing.

Since scouts have such an essential role in Egyptian society, it is adamant that they are trained on anti-sexual abuse and anti-bullying and how to react in case someone reports abuse or bullying.

The new round of training starts in February 2020.

Never lose hope when your plans don't come to fruition.

Try again and again.


Dr. Laila Risgallah Wahba

Not Guilty

FOunder and President


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In June 2019, the Los Angeles Times and others reported that after they  examined the Boy Scouts’ own internal records, some of which have been concealed for decades, reveal sexual abuse incidents relating to over 12,000 child victims by more than 7,800 suspected abusers. The records detailing these multiple thousands of incidents of child sexual abuse within the Boy Scouts of America date as far back as the 1940s, though the records only run up to 2016.

Reports note that even these numbers likely understate how many molesters infiltrated the Boy Scouts’ ranks over the years. Most of the suspected offenders were accused of abusing multiple boys, they noted, and many instances of abuse were never reported. The Boy Scouts have said in a statement that every account of suspected abuse has now been reported to law enforcement agencies.

Not Guilty is proactive when it comes to sexual abuse and bullying. On 1 September, Not Guilty conducted a training for 50 Girl Scout leaders from12 governorates in Egypt, as a pilot to extend to all Scout leaders as well as boy and girl scout ranks.

The training was conducted in Suez, a city 100 miles North West of Cairo.

We believe that all Scout leaders need to be trained and made aware of the dangers of sexual abuse and bullying.

Nationwide leader of Egyptian Girl Scouts, Faten Farouk held this session in preparation of training all Scout leaders all over Egypt, as well as girl and boy scouts.

The training started with pre testing. The result of that pretest was that 79.66% of the leaders have themselves faced violence and bullying at some point in their lives. 44% faced bullying in their school context and 91.53% witnessed someone being bullied without trying to help.

The training started with teaching about boundaries and their importance, then the effect of bullying on a person. Later, strategies for standing up to ullying, what to do when bullied and how to be a proactive bystander and keeping safe at the same time.

Then training about sexual abuse and the importance of boundaries between Scout leaders and the people they lead.

Training all ranks in Egypt is a huge project, but it will help protect a whole generation from living with the consequences of sexual abuse or bullying. It will help raise a generation that are neither bullies nor abusers.

help us make this awesone dream come true.

Visit our facebook page gheirmozneb

Visit our website www.notguiltyinc.org

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pre testing
Stages of reporting bullying
Stages of reporting bullying
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Suez famous for ships that pass through it
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Girl Scout leaders in Egypt
Not Guilty interactive and fun training
Not Guilty interactive and fun training
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Comfortable or uncomfortable touch?


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Eve of the Factory has become very popular in factoires that it started a movment.

This is why, Not Guilty has decided to extend this projects into work spaces beyond factories.

Harassment in the work place is a taboo subject in Egypt, not tackled at all in any of the social media.

This is why Not Guilty decided to step over all taboos and start marketing the Eve of the Factory program to banks and other work places.

We have encountered severe resistance. Somehow places we approach, are very defensive telling us that they have no harassment in their workplace.

We shared with the bank the results of all the factories wehre we applied the curriculum and they started opening up to implementing in their own banks.

We are waiting to hear from the National Bank of Egypt which has 20,000 employees.

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