Children  Egypt Project #32361

Building a Community School in Slum Areas in Egypt

by Tawasol for Developing Istabl Antar NGO


Tawasol is a community school located in a very poor slum area in Cairo, it provides basic primary education, vocational trainings to generate income for beneficiaries, a performing arts program to build their characters, and health care services. Tawasol is currently expanding by building a new school to be able to serve the same community but at a larger scale. This project will result in a 230% increase in the number of direct beneficiaries of Tawasol.

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Children dropping out of the education system, and entering child labor activities is a very common phenomenon in slum areas in Cairo, and its is basically driven by poverty and the economic conditions of the family. Tawasol's aim is to get these children back in the education system, whilst providing them income generating vocational trainings and performing arts activities, along with health care services.


Tawasol's operating school is serving 170 children, whom are now well educated, with employable possibilities, and can support themselves and their families partly. After the great success of this school, we found that Tawasol has greater potential to serve more people of the same community, however, the current building's is operating at maximum capacity. This lead to Tawasol building a new bigger building serving the same community, to expand its services and increase its beneficiaries.

Long-Term Impact

Children enrolled in Tawasol are currently well educated, and have learnt different employable skills in their vocational trainings, have built their character and generated income in their performing arts activities, and are in good health. These children were given a chance to get educated rather than growing up being illiterate, and working at a low-wage job in wood workshops. They can now continue their education, and the main aim of the new project is giving more children this chance.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Tawasol for Developing Istabl Antar NGO

Location: Cairo - Egypt
Website: http:/​/​
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Project Leader:
Aliaa Abd ElAziz
Cairo, Egypt

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