Working As A Family

Upper Egypt Village Cluster, Egypt

 

We continue to work with the mothers of the Nubian tribe in one village. Most of them complain that their children are disobedient and are becoming violent with their friends. In the women’s groups, we are teaching them on how to raise their children and understand their needs. 

 

Training of Trainers 1 (TOT 1) was held with Sudanese refugees. They live in Egypt in communities that are totally Sudanese, most of whom live in extreme poverty.  Some of them are from the Nubian tribe and some from the south of Sudan. We had four days of training with 15 trainers and 5 Egyptian leaders.

 

Om Feme*, a woman from Twa Village was married at 30 and has three children. Her family was affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and her husband lost his job. They were in great need, but through our Transformational Community Development (TCD) group for women a solution was found. They decided to collect a small sum to open a project that would help her. People are supported through relationships around them. Om Feme* opened a small project to buy and wholesale chicks. She was thus able to help her husband at home. The TCD group is functioning like a family that sees the needs and tries to find solutions to help the neediest ones among them.

 

The school season began in the second half of October in Egypt. Many families were financially affected by COVID-19. Some bags and clothes were distributed free of charge to poor children. Also, there was a market that sold some school supplies at a very low price in four villages in Upper Egypt.

 

Al Dawadia Village is one of the poorest villages we are working with. Men work all day cutting stones from the mountain, and some of them are exposed to accidents that may cause disability. The weekly women’s classes teach skills such as making ketchup, liquid soap, and sweets that help them earn money. The mothers can do this while they are in their homes.

 

Thank you,

 

Youhanna

GHNI Partner

*For purposes of safety and wellbeing, “Om Feme” is a pseudonym for the individual involved with this project. 

 

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