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The Strategy for Protection and Rehabilitation of Street children In Egypt

Goal

Implement the objectives of the National Strategy for the Protection and Rehabilitation of Street Children in Egypt that was launched in 2003 by Egypt’s First Lady, Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak. 

Objectives of the National Strategy for the Protection and Rehabilitation of Street Children in Egypt

 Time Span

Programs on street children have been implemented since 2003. 

Geographical Scope

All over Egypt. 

Target Group(s)

Street children (girls and boys), street young mothers, street leaders, and all organizations and institutions working in the field of street children (NGOs, governmental organizations, etc.).   

Achievements (Since 2003)  

All programs on street children implemented by NCCM aim at achieving objectives of the National Strategy on Street Children.  Following are the different programs having been implemented by NCCM:  

1. Protecting Street Children from Drugs Project(2003-2006:

This pilot project was implemented in cooperation with the UNODC (with a Danish Fund).   

Objectives:

Achievements:

2. Building the Capacity of NGOs in the Field of Street Children (Since 2007):

This project is implemented in cooperation with UNICEF.   

Objectives:

Based on this, was devised the project’s action plan to build the capacity of the NGOs according to three themes:

-         Determine the means to communicate and assist a large number of street children

-         Renew education activities and active education tools

-         Monitor the cases and support policies on child rights protection

Achievements:

3. Building the Capacity of Workers in Social Institutions in the Field of Street Children – Ministry of Social Solidarity (Since 2008):

This project is implemented in cooperation with the Arab Council for Childhood and Development.   

Objectives:

Raise the capacity of workers from the Ministry of Social Solidarity dealing with street children forming a group of trainers through: identifying problems in care centers, obstacles faced, new programs to rehabilitate social and psychological specialists, raising their awareness on the Child Law and the child helpline. 

Achievements:

4. Building the Capacity of Workers in Social Institutions in the Field of Street Children – Ministry of Interior (Since 2008):

 

Objectives:

Raise the capacity of workers in the Juvenile Department – Ministry of Interior (on the national level). 

Achievements:

4 training workshops to police men, police researchers, and police detective (120 trainees)

Children at Risk Programme (2005-2009):

The street children component from the Children at Risk Programme is implemented in cooperation with NGOs and with a fund from the European Commission.   

Objectives:

Achievements:

5. Street Children Survey – Cairo, Giza, Qalyoubia, Alexandria (2007:

The survey was conducted in Alexandria on Wednesday 12 Dec. 07 and conducted in Cairo, Giza, and Qalyoubia on Thursday 13 Dec. 07. 

Objectives:

Survey Results:

Street Children Survey – Cairo (2009):

The survey was conducted in Cairo in May 2009 as a continuation to the survey that was conducted in 2007.  The 2009 survey was conducted as per a new methodology: capture and recapture; it was made in cooperation with the World Bank and the Arab Urban Development Institute.   

Objectives:

Survey Results:

Number of street children in Cairo: 5299

Non-Implementing Partner(s)

Implementing partner(s)

NGOs all over Egypt

NCCM in the program

It is the project’s main implementing agency and is responsible for the programs’ administration, technical direction, and coordination.  NCCM is also responsible for conducting trainings, building capacities, and monitoring the NGOs’ work. 

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