Bishop Mouneer opens a “Sewing Workshop” in Ezbet El-Nakhl

Last month, Bishop Mouneer opened a sewing workshop in Ezbet El-Nakhl which is a joint project between “EpiscoCare”, “Together we Develop Egypt” and “Misr El-Erada Organization”. The workshop’s idea arose after the needs assessment training for the youth participating in “Together we develop Egypt” project. These youths are led by Imam “AbdEl-Gafar” and Rev. Reda Boshra, the priest in charge of St. Paul church in Ezbet El-Nakhl. The workshop aims to support women by teaching them, especially the unemployed ones, to fix cloths and recycle the old ones.

During the opening, Mrs. Nahed, the manager of Ezbet El-Nakhl Community Center, spoke of importance of development and education. Then she represented an overview of the youths’ achievements after learning about Computers and Technology.

In his speech, Bishop Mouneer affirmed on the need of strong will and hard work to cause a difference in Egypt.

Ezbet El-Nakhl initiative trains youths in technology

Ezbet El-Nakhl initiative of “Together we develop Egypt” project, together with Ezbet El-Nakhl center of EpiscoCare, the NGO of the Anglican Diocese of Egypt which aims to promote sustainable development and address poverty; agreed to educate the youths of Ezbet El-Nakhl and Al-Matria districts in technology. The training program included, one, computer skills to prepare them for “International Computer Driving License- ICDL” certificate which is mandatory for the market place. The project administration is currently working with the ministry of solidarity on certificate accreditation. Two, the program included hardware repair trainings, raising their employment chances. These professional trainings were provided with subsidized fees.

Boulaq Center Visits the elders at their homes

After celebrating Christmas with the poor and the widows, Boualq center took one more step to visit the bedridden elders. Boulaq center supports 46 bedridden elders, who may or may not have any family members to look after them, in slum areas e.g. Mostorod, Mataria, Kollaly, Sabtia, Boulaq, Toson st., Abdel-Hamid St., and Nour city. Let us pray for them as well as the elders and the family they support.

A member of Boulaq Center helping an elderly widow who has no one to look after her:

 

One of the most touching photos of Boulaq center; it shows 4 generations that were served by the center for more than 30 years.

 

Boulaq center administrator with a family member in front of the family’s residential.

 

Boulaq Center celebrates Christmas with the poor and the widows

On Wednesday 3rd of January, Bishop Mouneer along with Boulaq Center Team celebrated Christmas with the poor families and the widows. More than 125 ladies, of which more than 70 are widows, and around 70 children attended the celebration. The celebration started by words of prayers led by the Bishop. “What does Christmas mean? Why did Jesus come to earth?” was his message to the ladies. Afterwards, Bishop Mouneer honored 4 volunteers help in the center; Mariam Gaballa, Samira Masoud, Nema Shafik and Madona Samy. Because of their gratitude, Bishop Mouneer was surprised by “Thank You” gift from Mario, a blind child sponsored by Boulaq Center. At the end of the celebration, Christmas gifts were distributed to the families and the children.

Let us pray for the center as they do the good work of the Lord. Let us also pray for;

  • Heba’s family as her son recently became a drug addict after very difficult situations he encountered.
  • Marline, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer after being married for just few months.
  • Catherine and Beshara, a couple who were diagnosed to have Hepatitis C. This recent discovery will affect their work opportunities and their treatment costs 500 L.E. per month, more than what they can afford.

Christmas Party in All Saints Cathedral Nursery for and by the children

On Thursday December 28th, All Saints Cathedral Nursery organised a Christmas party for the children  in which the children sang 4 songs. 5 professional clowns presented purposeful magic games aiming behavior modification. At the end of the party Santa distributed personal gift to each child.

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Boulaq Center 2017 Newsletter

The latest news from the Boulaq Center is now available online below. Boulaq Center, belongs to EpiscoCare, cares for the widows and their marginalized families. Please take time to read, learn, and pray for those who serve Christ through this wonderful ministry.

Link: Boulaq Center 2017 Newsletter

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