Sector Social Affairs
Program/Project Title Safer Environment for Children – Phase II
Location Cairo Governorate: Ezbet El Haggana and El Mokattam districts; Alexandria Governorate:El Montaza and Hay Sharq districts.
Duration 24 ++ months
Start – End date 01.03.2015- 30.11.2016
Budget EGP 5,000,000
Aid Channel Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap Programme – II Phase
Type of Support Grant
Applicant/Local Counterpart Save the Children Italia Onlus
Implementing Institution Save the Children Italia Onlus and Save the Children International – Egypt Country Office
Description The project was a continuation of “Safer Environment for Children- Phase I”, funded under Phase II of the IEDS. The project extended its successful interventions to 4 new districts in Cairo and Alexandria Governorates, aiming to improve the living conditions of children at risk and their families in the most marginalized areas and to strengthen the protection system for children-at-risk in Egypt. It will provide a comprehensive package that will reduce families’ poverty through capacity building and microloans, to enable them to better support and protect their children. It also aimed at strengthening the capacities of civil society organizations and improve their services for children-at-risk and their families. Moreover, the proposed intervention aimed to activate three new District Child Protection Committees (DCPCs) in Cairo Governorate, build their capacities and support their protection interventions. Community members’ awareness of child protection related issues were to be promoted through child-led initiatives and art competitions.
Expected Results 1.      Families of children-at-risk in 4 districts in Cairo and Alexandria are economically empowered to protect their children’s rights through improved access to financial services

2.      Civil Society Organizations in Cairo and Alexandria are empowered to play a stronger role in the national child protection system and to provide improved services to children-at-risk and their families

3.      Children, their families and communities at large in Cairo and Alexandria have increased awareness of children’s rights and children-at-risk’s living conditions

4.      The National Child Protection System is strengthened through the activation of three new District Child Protection Committees (DCPCs) in Cairo Governorate

Target Beneficiaries –          3000 Children at risk and street children

–          200 young homeless mothers

–          1600 families of children at risk

–          30 university graduates in Cairo and Alexandria

–          3000 community members

–          25 NGOs’ staff

–          30 DCPCs’ members

10 MISA, NCCM, Police and Ministry of Justice officials

Reference Contacts dsassistant@cairo.esteri.it