CEOSS’ Children at Risk Program aims to improve the quality of life of vulnerable children and their families in some of Egypt’s poorest and most marginalized communities. Initiatives as part of this project are implemented by public, private, local, and national organizations in order to improve the lives of children at risk and educate them about their rights. Current initiatives include reaching children about their rights and making positive contributions to society, helping vulnerable children have access to education, providing health services for the children and their families, and building the capacities of government and non-government institutions to better serve these children.
- 627 children at risk, working children, and their families received medical examinations.
- 13 families of working children received government guaranteed pensions.
- 12 street children received training in handicrafts.
- 124 working children and street children participated in 6 awareness meetings regarding the rights of children.
- 9 street children completed vocational training in computer maintenance.
- 10 school managers and 2 school psychologists participated in a training regarding discipline and supporting children.
- 10 working children signed professional upgrading contracts.
- 15 working children received birth certificates.
- 30 women from the families of working children received vocational training to supplement their families’ incomes.
- 15 families of children at risk received legal assistance.
- 27 children participated in a sports league.
- 19 street children participated in artistic workshops.
- 11 Street children participated in hearing sessions together with the protection committee.