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 family members of children at risk received medical exams and surgeries through CEOSS’ health referral system.
- 15 working children received birth certificates.
- 25 working children participated in an awareness meeting regarding the importance of education.
- 30 mothers of working children were taught to operate craft projects to supplement their family’s income.
- 30 parents of working children participated in an awareness raising meeting addressing children’s rights and the importance of education.
- 15 families with working children received legal counsel through their local association.
- 15 working children received services from government institutions, including the Ministry of Social Solidarity, the Supply Administration, and the Civil Registry.
- 11 street children received treatment for skin diseases and sexually transmitted infections at Ahmed Maher Hospital.
- 27 working children participated in a sports tournament.
- 19 street children competed in an arts competition.
- 11 street children participated in hearings with local protection committees.