Introduction to the programs and its history and the need that drove to its existence and continuity
CEOSS focused on education since its beginnings as a fundamental input to the development of the person as an individual and also to enhance the community’s ability to develop its capabilities. In light of this, CEOSS established classes of combating illiteracy in the work communities depending on local leaders and using simplified methods appropriate to the nature of these communities.
And with the improvement of the development work in CEOSS, the work in the field of education has been developed to address other issues besides fighting illiteracy. CEOSS started working on re-enrolling dropouts to schools and also raising the efficiency of formal education through developing the environment and the structure of the basic education schools and boosting the skills of the teachers, as well as strengthening the link between the school and the community.
This development also included taking into consideration the different categories and especially the woman which the Authority directs towards her – along with learning to read and write – intensive efforts to strengthen her role and to obtain her rights and to achieve the best level of participation in decision-making processes at the different levels
And in the light of CEOSS’s adoption of the right-based development approach, education is considered as a fundamental right everyone should be able to obtain. It enables people acquire better knowledge for health and the environment and the labor market,, which helps to enjoy other rights. The education concept also expands to include the civic education, which aims to introduce values of citizenship and based on civil and political rights, and the consolidation of citizenship and human rights and building of civil society.
Basic programs in the field of education:
- Combating illiteracy program
- Women empowerment program
- Civic education program
- Adopting the rights methodology of the development with focusing on the pivotal role of the poor as citizens
- Partnership and coordination with the relevant institutions and (public sector / private sector / civil sector) employment of the resources available to them.
- Building the capacity of citizens and their representative committees in poor areas to enable them to display their issues and obtain their rights
- Advocacy and lobbying by the citizens as a methodology of work in the adoption of various education issues
- Networking with a group of Egyptian intermediary institutions to address the issues in the fields of defense and advocacy, transparency and analysis of public budgets, capacity-building and influencing the public actions and policies of the State