AYB-SD’s Outreach and Replication activities began with the intention of expanding the reach of its services to other governorates in Egypt. These efforts first began in 2009, where an employment project was initiated to cover eight governorates (Daqahleya – Gharbeya – Monofeya – Sharqeya – El Fayoum – Beni Sweif – El Minya – Qena), and continued as such until the end of 2010. While the work commenced on this project, AYB-SD had first began partnering with other NGOs working in the above mentioned governorates, beginning with providing them with capacity development to work within the framework of AYB-SD’s development model. In 2011, in light of the above efforts and new projects initiated, AYB-SD began working in Luxor and El Beheira as well, providing training for employment and micro-finance.
Through other projects beginning in 2012, and in line with the official establishment of the Outreach and Replication program in the organization, AYB-SD expanded its work to Alexandria by providing micro-finance to bread winners and education and awareness to children and adolescents, and later in 2013 to Kafr El Sheikh, providing micro-finance according to the Islamic financial mechanisms. AYB-SD’s Outreach and Replication program alone is responsible for its expansion in 12 governorates, where our development model has been replicated in each. This expansion either occurs through capacity development and funding of partner NGOs working in the target areas, providing technical assistance and funding of AYB-SD’s existing franchises in the areas, or by creating new branches in the target governorates, depending on each case and services required. To date, through the Outreach and Replication program and AYB-SD’s franchises in universities, as well as branches, AYB-SD has either served or continues to serve 17 governorates in Egypt.