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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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Alwan Morgan

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Workshops

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.

Past Project – HSBC – 2019

A&A led a workshop on “Team-building through Arts and Community Work”, for HSBC employees.  This workshop took place in February 2019 in Kafr Hamza premises. Participants engaged in a recycling and a dance workshop with children from Kafr Hamza.

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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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Beit El Kazmaron

Beit El Kazmaron

Located one hour away from central Cairo, Beit El Kazmaron stands annexed to a beautiful mid-century villa, surrounded by lush gardens.

El Kazmaron 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, Beit El Kazmaron 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

Beit El Kazmaron

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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Alwan Afriquia

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testimonials

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.