NHASD recognizes education and civic responsibility as top priorities for the future of Egypt. Education in Egypt suffers deficiencies in access and quality, thus many of the most marginalized communities of society and especially girls lack access to schooling while youth with access to education receive inadequate training, leaving many young graduates unemployable for the private sector. Aligned with national educational reform efforts, NHASD initiates and propels projects that work towards designing, developing and implementing appropriate educational systems on the local level to meet national and international objectives of quality education for all citizens.

Also, political participation, civil rights and civic duty practices are very limited and subordinated in Egypt. Youth to various degrees suffer from frustration, alienation and the absence of a political, cultural and intellectual active civil society. In Egypt, civic education is very marginal that a majority of the country’s citizens significantly lack awareness about the rule of law, human rights, civil duties and responsibilities, citizenship rights, the role of the voluntary sector and the importance of democratic practices. Education is a key with which NHASD seeks to approach development challenges and to foster a vibrant civil society. Encouraging the formation of CDAs and active participation among community members in public life, NHASD provides community leaders, religious leaders, government officials, business entrepreneurs, women and youth with joint access to civic educational projects. Broadening the scope of people’s knowledge about their civil rights and duties encourages and stimulates political participation which ultimately leads to a culture of democracy. Our overall objective is to improve the access and quality of education in our target areas. One component of this program focuses on supporting the most vulnerable children to access primary education. Secondly, we focus on promoting and providing adults with access to literacy classes so that parents and future parents realize and appreciate the importance of education in empowering their children, giving them the opportunity to dream and work towards a better future.

Donor Project title
Save the children – UK Protection and rehabilitation of street children and children at risk
WHO Design the educational curriculum in a way to develop the life skills and literacy
Caritas – Egypt Fighting illiteracy
Irish Embassy (2005) Raise the efficiency of the educational process at schools in Old Cairo
Australian Embassy Multimedia equipment – Kitchen equipment (training center)
PDP – CIDA Develop the istitutional capacity
CRTDA – Lebanon Orgaisation and implementation of TOT, local economic, literacy training workshops and Media Workshops in Egypt
ASMAE (2008) Summer camp
CIDA Child rights strategy
NGO support center Raise awareness of electronic governmental services
ERP – USAID (2007) Girls scholarship activities
World Education (2011) Supporting the youth through fighting illiteracy and developing