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With street children in Egypt

A centre to protect street children in Cairo

According to UNICEF, over 15 million children live in poverty in Egypt. The city of Cairo, in particular, suffers from overpopulation and many children live in the street, left to fend for themselves. The Association Face for Children in Need has managed to create ties with these children and works to meet their needs (food, healthcare, education, etc.).

Progressively reintegrate society

FACE For Children In Need allows children who live in great poverty to progressively reintegrate society, by covering their fundamental needs as well as giving them access to education.
Once a relationship of trust has been established with the association's educators, the children enjoy activitiesat the association's day centre.
Since 2010, the centre has been expanded to make it a residential transition centre, where certain children can stay before re-joining their families.

Setting up vocational training workshops

FACE has also created a school intended for children staying in the centre, in partnership with the Egyptian ministry and UNESCO.

A new stage in the association's project consists in setting up vocational training workshops for young people, in order to make them more independent. 

  • Around 900 children per week are welcomed to the Day Centre
  • In 2013, 113 children stayed at the Residential transition centre

The Air Liquide Foundation is providing its backing for the acquisition of a mini-bus to transport children from the centre to school, as well as for taking sick or injured children the hospital. It also facilitates the organisation of excursions or visits of foster families.

PROJECT IDENTITY

  • Project initiator: FACE for Children in Need
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • Year of support: 2014
  • Air Liquide sponsor: Ehab Makram, Air Liquide Egypt