Egypt’s Ministry of Social Solidarity has signed a cooperation protocol on Sunday with French NGO Samusocial International to provide aid to homeless children, in partnership with the “Tahya Misr” Fund.
The program involves training social welfare workers to perform first aid for children, carrying out educational, artistic and sports activities and preparing specialized scientific and training materials in childcare.
Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali said that the protocol would support the protection and care of street children within Cairo, Giza, Qaliubya, Alexandria, Sharqiya, Menoufya, Assiut, Beni Suef, al-Menia, Port Said, Ismailya and Suez.
She added that the ministry supports partnership with international organizations in fighting child poverty.
About three in every 10 children in Egypt suffer from multidimensional poverty, especially in rural areas and Upper Egypt, according to UNICEF in Egypt. Child poverty is an important issue that UNICEF seeks to eliminate as UNICEF supports all government agencies in Egypt that seek to eradicate poverty as part of the government’s 2030 strategy.
Poverty involves only about a lack of money, but also related to deprivation from several factors, including nutrition, education, protection, sanitation, housing, and access to information and water.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm