Empowering youths in Old Cairo and Dar al Salam to participate in civil society

In July 2005 we started a project that aims at empowering the youth of Old Cairo and Dar al Salaam through the completion of a comprehensive civic education curriculum (adapted specifically for the project and modified based on feedback from class leaders and the youth). Over nine hundred youth in thirty groups attend regular classes. The program has proven successful as demonstrated by the participants increased activity in their communities and civil society in general. The classes have submitted proposals of their own design for small-scale development and advocacy projects that address problems related to the issues
covered in the curriculum. They will begin implementing them once their feasibility is studied and approval is received.

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