About the Project
The project works with street children (including families living and working on the street and others at risk), one of the most marginalized sectors of society. UNHCR reports there are over one million street children in Cairo. The aim is to provide child-friendly education and life skills, including road safety awareness and reproductive health focusing on hygiene, HIV, and other STDs. The project seeks to provide the target group with a path away from the streets through non-formal education (NFE) at the Drop-In Center (DIC) and the Transitional Home provided through the Child-Friendly School (CFS).
The aim of the CFS is to reintegrate children into the public school system and society at large and therefore de-stigmatize them. A progressive non-formal education project was introduced in 2012 using innovative training tools. These focused on techniques of working with children of varying capacities and levels of learning, monitoring and evaluation, learning through play, and self-learning. The total number of children in the CFS was 37 in 2012 and 30 in 2013. Thirty-three children were reintegrated into public schools.