A quarter of all Egyptians live below the poverty line (defined as spending below $500 per year). The overall literacy rate is 73%, and 64% of women are literate.
EpiscoCare is an NGO which aims to promote sustainable development and address poverty. Their vision is to provide better life opportunities for the poorest and most marginalized communities in Egypt.
EpiscoCare runs community development centres, which are located in the following areas: Ain Shams, Boulaq, Medinet el Salam, Giza Tawabek, Ezbet el Nakhl in Cairo, and El Ras el Soda in Alexandria.
EpiscoCare runs the following capacity building programs in each of their centres:
- Education and Awareness
- Early Childhood Education
- Economic Development
- Vocational Training
- Women and Motherhood
- Family Support
EpiscoCare also administers Refuge Egypt, the Episcopal Training Centre, the Menara Centre for Special Needs Children, the Menouf Community Service Centre, and the Arkan Culture Centre.
For more information visit www.episcocare.org