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.
- 10 children completed vocational training to work in safer professions.
- 100 children enrolled in vocational training in sewing, printing, and leather working.
- 6 families with children at risk qualified for and received security pensions.
- 2 awareness raising meetings were held for working children, these meetings addressed children’s rights, the dangers of dropping out of school, and the importance of education.
- 9 children received hearing tests.
- 19 street children participated in two recreational trips.
- 1 street child returned to his family.
- 12 children were referred to health institutions, the Ministry of Social Solidarity, rehabilitation programs, and legal counsel in order to improve their quality of life and access their rights.
- 20 children participated in social development classes.
- 48 families with working children participated in an awareness raising meeting that addressed the importance of education and ending violence against children.
- 37 families with children at risk participated in an awareness raising meeting that addressed children’s health and nutrition.
- 12 street children participated in 2 technical workshops for handy crafts.