Mines and explosive remnants of war contaminate a huge portion of Egypt’s Western Desert, affecting an area of about 2,680 square kilometres stretching from Alexandria to the Libyan border and 30 kilometres deep from the Mediterranean coastline.
As the sun appeared over the horizon, a group from the Enterprise development Agency (Mashareea Masr) Development Agency and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) headed to Alexandria governorate for a one day trip, visiting the host communities of Syrian Refugees.
Like many girls growing up in Siwa, the largest oasis in Egypt’s western desert, Fatma was deprived of an education due to her family’s poverty and a community tradition biased against girls’ education.
Shaimaa, walked down the room in a Cairo handicrafts exhibition, held her long needle and black cloth. She sat down, put the thread into the needle and beautifully drew very fine silver threads in a black cloth to form a well-crafted shawl.
During a 5-day social innovation camp, youth from all over the country gathered to co-design their own innovative solutions, to improve the livelihood of fishermen in Fayoum, through the use of human-centered design.
The Social Contract Centre (SCC) has frequently been asked what inspires social change in Egypt after the 25th of January Revolution. What has impact on policy making? What really motivates us to do social good? The answer has always been: active participation.