Two NGOs are collaborating on the Egyptian campaign for the Street Child World Cup: Hope Village, and I the Egyptian.
Hope Village Society was founded in 1988 by an Englishman who opened the first Hope Village Society center to provide shelter for seven street children who lacked parental and societal care. Since then, Hope Village Society has offered a dedicated service to over 50,000 street children, giving them access to adequate food, shelter, clean water, formal education, primary health care, leisure and recreation, cultural activities and information about their rights. It does this through the use of mobile units, day care reception centres, and temporary and permanent shelters.
Location: Cairo and Alexandria
I the Egyptian is a non-profit foundation established in 2008 with the objective of providing an integrated approach to the phenomena of street children.
The organization’s aim is to address the reality of children’s presence in the streets as well as the processes that push them to the streets. Activities focus on providing essential care and services to street children to enable them to realize their potential and become integrated members of society with rights, opportunities, and a future, as well as working with low income and marginalized communities that have high risks of their children resorting to the streets.
Egypt is the largest Arab country, located on the North African coast, and sharing borders with Libya, Israel and Sudan. Famous for its pyramids and ancient civilisations, it has been the focus of global attention due to the protests of 2011 which ousted president of thirty years, Hosni Mubarak. June 2012 saw victory at the polls for Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi.
Population: 82.5 million (2011)
Main language: Arabic
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