Sector Social
Program/Project Title Protection and Empowerment of Children at Risk in Greater Cairo Social Care Institutions
Location Greater Cairo Governorate
Duration 30 Months
Start – End date 01.04-2015- 31.12.2017
Budget 3 400 000 EGP
Aid Channel Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap Programme – III Phase
Type of Support Grant
Applicant/Local Counterpart Masr el Mahrousa Baladi Association (MMBA)
Implementing Institution Masr el Mahrousa Baladi Association (MMBA)
Description The project aims at protecting and empowering children in difficult situations and at risk hosted in four juvenile care homes in Greater Cairo, managed by the Department of Social Defense of the Ministry of Social Solidarity. The initiative will contribute to the institutional strengthening of those Care Homes institutions by improving their operating systems and facilities, as well as developing the capacities of their staff members. Consequently, a safer environment, better services and new opportunities will be given to children.
Expected Results 1.      Care services are provided and protection of rights is ensured for children at risk by strengthening the institutional structure of 4 SCIs

2.      Safe living environment for children is provided and sustained by developing the capacities of at least 80 staff members in management, children’s rights, child treatment methods and related technical skills

3.      At least 400 children are empowered to participate in and communicate with local community through raising awareness on children’s rights (SCI employees, local communities – 400 children)

4.      The mental and physical health conditions of at least 60% of children in the selected SCIs are improved through provision of direct care services

Target Beneficiaries Children and women at risk in Social Care Institutions.
Reference Contacts Dsassistant.cairo@esteri.it