Join us for our next Crafts of Cairo Sale being held at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church on May 9th and 10th. The handicraft sale is open from 12 to 7 pm both days. Each product for sale is made by artisans at one o HANDS’ partner organizations, the Association for the Protection of the […]
Please save the date for our fall benefit dinner in celebration of HANDS’ work in Egypt! Date and time: The evening of October 24th Location: The Edith Fabbri House, 7 E 95th St, New York, NY 10128 Stay tuned for more details to come!
HANDS is now accepting applications for a new round of Professional Fellows Program focused on NGO Development for Organizations Improving the Status of Women. Funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Professional Fellows Program is an amazing opportunity for professional development and cultural exchange for young NGO practitioners from Egypt, […]CONTINUE READING →
For most students, the first day of the school year is a mixture of excitement and nerves, as they begin new chapters of their lives. Students are happily reunited with their friends and are greeted warmly by their teachers, ready for a year of new experiences. However, for Karim El Mougy, a 25-year-old Egyptian living […]CONTINUE READING →
Samiha hails from the village of Hassan Basha, where she attended school until the fifth grade and now works as a chicken farmer to support her husband and four school-aged children. She started with just a few chicks, which she bred, grew, and sold. She carried on this way until she had two wooden cages […]CONTINUE READING →
Recently, HANDS managed to catch a brief interview with our very busy Professional Fellows Program alumni Jaouad Benaicha. In addition to his day job of working to establish a hostel in his hometown of Oujda, Morocco, Jaouad is the General Secretary of the Oriental Region Youth Hostel Association, Project Manager for the Integration of […]CONTINUE READING →
SOY students completing an assignment on computers Mina Rashed is nineteen years old and has been living in Manshiyat Naser, a garbage collection community in Cairo, since he was a little boy. In these communities, families survive by collecting, sorting and recycling about 80 percent of the city’s waste. Like many others his age, Mina […]CONTINUE READING →