The objective of the Education program is to create opportunities for children, living in poverty in Egypt from 6-18 years, to enjoy their right to quality education and become empowered citizens in their communities with increased opportunities to realize their full potential and rights.
Barriers preventing the realization of this objective are many and are multi-faceted. Thus, the program adopts a multi-dimensional strategy that aims to tackle a multitude of factors contributing to the weakening of educational services in Egypt.
It is believed that when improved household incomes, increased students’ exercise of leadership in households and communities, and access of all children to quality basic education opportunities are achieved together; simultaneously with changed norms, attitudes and behavior and effective policy regulation; the program objective will be achieved.
The program seeks to directly influence the quality of education provided by the schools through building the capacity of school staff (teachers, social workers, school administration, etc.), activating structures/mechanisms (board of trustees, student unions, teacher training units, child protection committees, etc.) that can guarantee sustainability of the interventions, improving the physical environment of schools (through renovation), engaging the community and other stakeholders in education (local NGOs, government partners, etc.), and supporting policy-makers in replicating successful models across the nation along with advocacy for policy change when relevant.