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Project Name
CHANCE FOR TOMORROW
Locality
CAIRO
Recipients
BOYS, GIRLS AND WOMEN OF THE SHUBRA QUARTER (400 PEOPLE)
Project status
IN PROGRESS
Description

The three-year project Chance For Tomorrow was born to provide continuity and consolidate the educational and training activities carried out for about 8 years by the Foundation Koz Kazah in the community of Shubra, one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods of Cairo. The Foundation is committed to work with the poor and excluded in the remotest areas of the Egyptian capital. Among the main aims of their activities there is the fight of school truancy, promote women’s participation in public debate and encourage girls and women to access to educational and professional paths, developing their personal skills.

The size of the increasing commitment undertaken by Koz Kazah and the positive response that the previous programs found in the local population, now make it necessary to strengthen the capacity of the organization in order to improve the effectiveness and quality of the services offered to the population and make them permanent and continuous. It is for this reason that some professionals and coordination were gradually added to the initial group of volunteers. The new project will encourage the integration into the workplace of some of the handicraft activities already underway with the group of women (basket weaving, kitchen, catering and green printing), through internships conducted in local companies.

To ensure the sustainability and quality of the project, the skills and capabilities of those who, for many years, even on a voluntary basis, have chosen with enthusiasm and dedication to devote to the work in the Foundation, will also be strengthened.

We believe that all the wealth of experience gained from Koz Kazah with the children of Shubra, born from the sharing and the dialogue between generations and religions, will inspire other communities of young people and adults to grow and work together. In this respect, we decided to do, here in Italy with Koz Kazah, workshops of Development Education, to meet in the next three years some schools in the territory of Rome and Province.
It will be a chance to share moments of interculturalism and co-development, sharing mutual experiences and feelings, a small bridge of brotherhood on the Mediterranean.

Summary of the main activities

  • Weekly training sessions to promote social inclusion and family relationships of women, boys and girls
  • Organization of leisure and recreational activities, trips and training youth camps
  • Creation of self-help groups and counselling services
  • Training implementation on techniques of green printing, sewing, cooking, catering and craftsmanship of basket weaving
  • Guidance and support to the job placement of women
  • Training courses and capacity development to staff of KozKazah
  • Realisation of 18 development education workshops in schools in Italy, in collaboration with KozKazah

The total cost for the 3-year project is € 581,939.96, of which € 112,608.14 contributed by the local counterpart and € 272,917.00 contributed by the CEI. The contribution requested from AMU is therefore € 196,414.81 (as at 12/16/2015).

Local counterpart
KOZ KAZAH FOUNDATION
Area of intervention
MULTISECTORAL
Contributions requests to AMU
€ 196.414,81