AYB-SD’s involvement with Dahab Island began with the initiative, in […]
Healthy Kids project
August 18, 2014
This program is owned and sponsored by Nestlé Egypt and implemented by AYB-SD, in partnership with the Ministry of Education. This project targets raising children’s level of nutritional awareness, in the elementary phase of public schools. The duration of the project is five years, divided into three phases. The period that lies between 2012 and 2013 was the second phase of the project, where AYB-SD worked in seven governorates: Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Dakahleya, Bani suef, Gharbeya and Suez. This phase, concluded in June 2013, resulted in raising the nutritional awareness of 105,000 children in 150 schools, in addition to 250 of the children of Nestlé factory workers.
The third phase, which commenced right after, is set to work on nine governorates; Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Qaliubiya, Ismailia, Dakahlia, Sharkeya, Beni Suef and Fayoum, and access to the 200 schools. By the end of December 2013, 270 volunteers participated in this project. This phase was conducted on 2014 and by mid of 2015, 163,424 student from 43 schools attended the educational sessions and 2227 mother attended the health awareness sessions. All sessions were conducted by 334 volunteer all over Egypt after receiving specialized training.
Micro-Finance Project in Kafr El Sheikh
August 19, 2014
This project takes place in Kafr El Sheikh governorate and is sponsored by British Petroleum (PB). It has begun July 2013, aiming to directly benefit 500 of the residents of Motobas, Kafr El Sheikh, throughout one year, renewable based upon the success of the current phase. AYB-SD will fulfill the aim of the project through financing the establishment of small projects for beneficiaries, with funds ranging from 1,000-15,000 EGP, and where it will also be a pilot for implementing the forward sale system, in line with Islamic financial mechanisms in Micro-finance. 1,700,000 EGP have been allocated to financing these projects.
Based on field research and distribution of inhabitants, the project gives priority to fishermen, followed by farmers, and finally female heads of households. The project covers nine villages in Motobas, Kafr El Sheikh, as follows; Borg Megheizal, Abu Khashaba, Khan El Genni, Waqf Bahari, Waqf Qebli, Al Yusr, Al Rubaeiya, Arab El Mahdar, and El Gezira El Khadraa.
By the end of December 2013, the project premises in Motobas community development center has been prepared to commence the project activities. AYB-SD has received 540loan applications, from which 50 feasibility studies have been submitted and reviewed, and 18 of which have been accepted and their loans delivered. By Dec 2014, new 196 loans were delivered.
Shabab Nageh (Successful Youth) Project
August 19, 2014
This project, carried out in partnership with and sponsorship of Nestlé Egypt and The Ministry of Education, this project is aimed to empower secondary school students to plan for their careers, through a learning methodology which relies on giving them the necessary skill set and information, in turn enabling them to make suitable career choices and achieve their goals.
The project aims to instill a set of social values which will facilitate a positive interaction with their surrounding community, giving students a sense of vision to be able to set career goals and be on the proper path towards achieving them, in turn contributing to Egypt’s development.
The curriculum was designed by AYB-SD, which also conducted the “Training of Trainers” for instructors ( volunteers ) delivering the sessions to students, as well as managed the execution of the project as a whole. Commenced in March 2012 and concluded in March 2013, the project resulted in training 3,630 students, 2,600 alone were trained in 2013. the project resumed since 2014, through 2014 and 2015, 2,428 high school students were trained on various skills like (communication and presentation skills, team working and CV writing).
Early Retirement Program
August 19, 2014
This project works in line with LaFarge’s program for endorsing community development projects, which serves its former employees and gives them the opportunity to establish small projects to secure a stable income. AYB-SD provides support and training for beneficiaries of the company’s program aiming to establish small projects, through providing grants (100,000 EGP) and necessary training for several types of projects, all funded by LaFarge.
This project first began in January 2012, Till Dec 2014, 92 beneficiaries were trained and 64 started their own projects. The training covered various topics like (Entrepreneurship, Strategic management, Accounting/finance and legalities and Marketing management). The projects are very diverse, some of which were; a carpentry workshop, a computer hardware company, an interior décor showroom, a nursery, a construction company, and a women’s accessories and souvenirs shop.
AYB-SD Products in “On the Run” Stores
August 19, 2014
AYB-SD has developed a series of products, starting with different sized notebooks with unique colors and designs, which have been released in “On the Run” stores in early December 2013, courtesy of ExxonMobil Egypt and “On the Run”, whose profits are to be redirected to serve AYB-SD’s beneficiaries. The products were designed by AYB-SD’s social venture and sister company Tafanin for Arts and Design, which directs part of its profits to be reinvested in AYB-SD’s programs and projects. AYB-SD new products are now displaying in “OnTheRun” and “Diwan” bookstores.
Our healthy baby, our future
August 20, 2014
The main objective of this project is to prevent Iron Deficiency Anemia “IDA” and raise awareness among women in marginalized areas about proper nutrition their babies need to avoid IDA. Also, and to highlight the risks of cow’s milk at this point.
A pilot was conducted in June,2014 to 200 women in Ein El Seira, and the sessions were given by volunteers from faculties of pharmacy and medicine, who undertook TOTs by medical specialist from DANONE. Building on this pilot, another series of awareness sessions were given to a larger number of women (3,850 women) through 2014 and 2015 in Ein El Seira, Ezbet Khair Allah,Batn El Bakar, Dar El Salam, El Basateen, Zeinhom, and Ezbet Abu Karn. All sessions were provided by 17 volunteer from medicine schools.
Youth Innovation Fund – Egypt (YIFE)
January 26, 2015
AYB-SD started a new project in collaboration with “Swiss Academy for Development”. This project aims at empowering youth from unprivileged communities economically and socially, besides social, economical and environmental development of Egypt while reducing the unemployment rates. A competition will be held where entrepreneurs can present their green start-ups ideas with the possibility of receiving fund for their projects. YIFE is considered one of the first business plan competitions in Egypt targets youth from underprivileged communities. The project’s objective is to support groups of youth to establish and manage their own income generating projects with green/social influence after attending intensive training and needed coaching.
Right now, AYB-SD is coordinating the project’s different aspects like developing the training curricular and outreaching for the first patch. AYB-SD announced the opening of the first patch call on Dec 2014 and expected to start the training for selected participants on Feb 2015.
March 30, 2015
AYB-SD’s involvement with Dahab Island began with the initiative, in collaboration with German University in Cairo (GUC) Faculty of Engineering students, to construct a youth sports facility in an unutilized area on the island (right below the Moneib section of the ring road) as a part of their graduation project. AYB-SD’s intervention will be to support this initiative by managing the facility after the students finish the construction phase and enhance the capacity of the structure to host developmental activities to serve the Island, to be implemented by volunteers from Dahab Island and overseen by AYB-SD.
The main objective is to establish a community development committee to be formed of volunteer community members. The committee will assess the needs of Dahab Island and decide upon the required development activities accordingly, as part of the participatory approach AYB-SD is adopting. Moreover, the committee will be the channel between AYB-SD’s team and the Island’s community, through which AYB-SD can propose developmental solutions and define the activities that would be implemented by volunteers from the island. Furthermore, AYB-SD will take the responsibility of communicating with the legal entities to implement the projects the committee agreed upon.
Earlier, a survey was designed by AYB-SD and distributed by 13 volunteers from the Island to a random sample of 390 people from the community to assess the Island’s needs and the citizens’ willingness to be a part of the community development committee. At the time being, the survey outcomes are being analyzed to identify the major needs of the Island and select the community development committee members to start working right away.