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Arts

Alwan wa Awtar’s work originates in the idea that everyone should have access to the arts as the arts have the power to enrich both the individual and the community, being an important vehicle for human development and social change. …

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Community Libraries

In 2008, the Community Library program was launched to promote a culture of reading and discovery in the communities we work with. The Community Library is essentially a space for children and youth to discover and interact with the world …

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Live & Learn

The Live and Learn program aims at developing learners’ intrinsic motivation for learning and self-development by creating safe spaces for exploration, experimentation and reflection. It also aims at building their confidence in their individual learning journeys.   With the support of …

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Youth

The Youth program acts as a springboard for participants aged 15 to 30, from which they can develop professional and social skills necessary to lead rich, purposeful and dynamic adult lives while remaining true to themselves. The program provides young …

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Montessori Child Corner

Since 2011, our certified Montessori Child Corner has been offering an authentic and rich learning experience to children aged 3-6.  Not only does it offer quality education to many children who would normally not afford it, but it also adopts …

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Psychosocial Support

In partnership with specialized institutions, A&A offers psycho-social support to the women, youth and children of the communities we work with. Launched after identifying a need for specialized counseling, the program aims to promote psychological well-being within all of our …

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Free Space

The Free Space is not really an independent program, but rather the backbone of A&A interventions in all communities. It is our way of reaching out to as many children as possible with minimal adult intervention so participants may develop …

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Workshops

September 2019 | 5:30-8pm

Self esteem for girls

High self-esteem is the most essential ingredient for developing fulfillment, rich relationships, and overall success in life.
The process of loosing self-esteem first takes place in childhood, usually sometime between birth and age 6, when something happens to have the child doubt him or herself.
That’s why it is best to start building confidence early!

Armed with the belief that they are not good enough, children scan for additional situations that offer more evidence to reinforce this initial thought of being flawed. This belief can lead to further attract negative reactions from others, including bullying at school – which is a widespread phenomenon.

This workshop therefore aims to break this dynamic by laying the foundation for a positive self image to develop at an early age. This will be achieved by two components:
Laughter Yoga
Coaching.
It will encourage the participating girls to become fully aware of all the unique qualities and talents that make them special and adorable. They will learn to shift their focus on their strengths instead of their weaknesses. The focus is on learning to appreciate – the own personality, as well as others.

This Workshop will help your girl:

* identify her passion and special interests,
* further develop her unique gifts,
* feel more comfortable with who she is,
* accept that making mistakes is a natural part of life,
* feel worthy and significant,
* appreciate her own individuality and uniqueness.

The workshop will provide for plenty of fun through Laughter Yoga exercises. This will increase the ability of the participants to laugh about themselves – a trait of people with high self-esteem.

Instructor: Dr. Ute Devika Meinel, certified as:
Coach within Education, Coach for Self-Esteem Elevation for Children, Coach for Personal Development, Corporate Executive Coach, HeartMath Trainer, Laughter Yoga Teacher, Wellness Therapist.
Devika is an inspiring trainer, her workshops are interactive, thought-provoking and fun.

This course will start in September. Exact date to be confirmed.

Cost EGP 750 for all 3 sessions.

 

September 2019 | 5:30-8pm

Self esteem for girls

High self-esteem is the most essential ingredient for developing fulfillment, rich relationships, and overall success in life.
The process of loosing self-esteem first takes place in childhood, usually sometime between birth and age 6, when something happens to have the child doubt him or herself.
That's why it is best to start building confidence early!

Requirements:

  • Girls
  • from 7-11 years old

Fees

750EGP

Past project – Pepsico – 2016

We conducted a drawing and printing workshop on Pepsico’s Emoji Collection with 20 children from Mokattam. The children produced a full batch of usable products such as T-shirts, shoes and tote bags carrying the designs.

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Library Support

HSBC Hospital Mobile Libraries: 2016 to date

HSBC 2016 – Present: In a long-term partnership with HSBC, A&A has helped set up mobile libraries in hospitals like El-Demerdash Children’s Hospital, The National Institute for Cancer in Cairo and El Shatby Public Hospital in Alexandria. This mobile formula was developed to cater to the reality of hospitals, where little space is available and where children are confined within four walls. The support also includes training the hospital’s social-care staff and volunteers, as well as HSBC volunteers on library and book related activities.

Past Project: Safarni and Suez Cement Company – 2015

The Suez Cement Company has funded the project of activating a public library serving its neighboring community in the city of Ismailia. A&A has helped set up the library, buy and classify books, as well as train its staff members on a variety of library activities.

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Education Support

Past Project: “Khalik Makanoh” toolkit

Ashoka – 2015: In partnership with Ashoka, A&A has designed a toolkit on “Empathy” (called Khalik Makanoh), to be used in a peer to peer school program. Our team has also trained both teachers and students on the use of the toolkit.

Past Project: Ruwwad Training on Non-Formal Education – 2014

In partnership with Ruwwad and Aramex, A&A has trained a group of youth volunteering at Ruwwad on the principles and methodologies of non-formal education, to prepare them to lead activities with children in their community center in Ezbet Kheirallah.

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Kafr Hamza Rental

Kafr Hamza Lodge

Located one hour away from central Cairo, the Kafr Hamza Lodge stands annexed to a beautiful mid-century villa, surrounded by lush gardens.

The lodge is ideal for group retreats. Whether you are organizing a fun student trip, an educational camp, an employee retreat, an art residency or a relaxed family gathering, the Kafr Hamza Lodge offers everything you need. It is simply furnished but fully equipped to accommodate a variety of purposes:

Sleeping facilities: 6 bedrooms that accommodate from 3 to 8 persons each.

Eating facilities: The kitchen is equipped for simple cooking and can be used for group cooking activities.

Meeting facilities: Equipped with a projector and white board, the guest house hall accommodates 20 people sitting in a circle.

Outdoor facilities: The lodge is surrounded by a spacious garden fit for meetings and outdoor camping.

Sports facilities: The space is fitted out with ping pong tables, a speedball stand as well as volleyball and basketball equipment.

Additional services available upon request:

Meals
Arts and educational programs for children
Arts, team-building, and community service program for adults.
Camp programs

  • 30 beds

  • 6 bathrooms

  • Kitchen

  • Garden

  • Internet

  • Sports

  • Hot Water

  • Fan

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor

Kafr Hamza Lodge

The lodge is ideal for group retreats. Whether you are organizing a fun student trip, an educational camp, an employee retreat, an art residency or a relaxed family gathering, the Kafr Hamza Lodge offers everything you need. It is simply furnished but fully equipped to accommodate a variety of purposes:

Requirements:

  • (العربية) 2 persons max

(العربية) $100

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testimonials

September 2019 | 5:30-8pm

Self esteem for girls

High self-esteem is the most essential ingredient for developing fulfillment, rich relationships, and overall success in life.
The process of loosing self-esteem first takes place in childhood, usually sometime between birth and age 6, when something happens to have the child doubt him or herself.
That’s why it is best to start building confidence early!

Armed with the belief that they are not good enough, children scan for additional situations that offer more evidence to reinforce this initial thought of being flawed. This belief can lead to further attract negative reactions from others, including bullying at school – which is a widespread phenomenon.

This workshop therefore aims to break this dynamic by laying the foundation for a positive self image to develop at an early age. This will be achieved by two components:
Laughter Yoga
Coaching.
It will encourage the participating girls to become fully aware of all the unique qualities and talents that make them special and adorable. They will learn to shift their focus on their strengths instead of their weaknesses. The focus is on learning to appreciate – the own personality, as well as others.

This Workshop will help your girl:

* identify her passion and special interests,
* further develop her unique gifts,
* feel more comfortable with who she is,
* accept that making mistakes is a natural part of life,
* feel worthy and significant,
* appreciate her own individuality and uniqueness.

The workshop will provide for plenty of fun through Laughter Yoga exercises. This will increase the ability of the participants to laugh about themselves – a trait of people with high self-esteem.

Instructor: Dr. Ute Devika Meinel, certified as:
Coach within Education, Coach for Self-Esteem Elevation for Children, Coach for Personal Development, Corporate Executive Coach, HeartMath Trainer, Laughter Yoga Teacher, Wellness Therapist.
Devika is an inspiring trainer, her workshops are interactive, thought-provoking and fun.

This course will start in September. Exact date to be confirmed.

Cost EGP 750 for all 3 sessions.

 

September 2019 | 5:30-8pm

Self esteem for girls

High self-esteem is the most essential ingredient for developing fulfillment, rich relationships, and overall success in life.
The process of loosing self-esteem first takes place in childhood, usually sometime between birth and age 6, when something happens to have the child doubt him or herself.
That's why it is best to start building confidence early!

Requirements:

  • Girls
  • from 7-11 years old

Fees

750EGP