CAIRO, EGYPT

About Naath Community Development

At the beginning of 2008, members of the different Sudanese communities pooled their sparse resources in order to provide counseling and educational services. Education was chosen as a target in order to improve communication within the Sudanese community, to improve communication with Egyptians, and to provide children with a basic education. Counseling was provided in an attempt to reduce a sense of despair and to help people to think through alternatives for their future.

Naath Cairo Counter

Personal stories from Naath (names changed to protect confidentiality):

They are 3-5 years old. Their mothers work from 8:00am-7:00pm at night. Often, mothers cannot find other people to care for their children. Without Naath Community Development Center Daycare, mothers could not work, and the child would not have anywhere safe to go while the mother works. If the mother does not work, they will not be able to afford food for the family or rent, which will leave them starving and homeless.

With Naath Community Development Center, mothers can go to work safe in the knowledge that their children will be well-cared for by members of their own Sudanese Refugee community.