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Assiut Programme Unit

Area:25,926 km²

Population: 3,500,000
Districts and communes: 11 districts, 52 local units, 235 small villages, 971 tiny villages
Sponsored children: 1190
Number of Plan staff working in the unit: 14
Number of volunteers: 22

Plan Egypt targets the poorest areas in Assiut according to Human Development Index (HDI) as Balayzah (Abo-Teg District), Arab El Madanegh (Slum community), Beni Rafaa (Manflout District) and El Mandara (manflout District). The majority of these villages lie just east and west of Assiut, located in-between the bank of the Nile River and the desert.

Plan works with children, families, community members, NGOs, INGOs in cooperation with governmental departments as Ministry of Social Solidarity, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and youth and sports centers.

Programme Highlights

Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)

To promote inclusion of children with disabilities, Plan International Egypt in Assuit implements Community-based Rehabilitation programme.

The programme works on improving access of children with disabilities to services, raise awareness on rights of children with disabilities and promote their social and economic inclusion.

The programme has been implemented since January 2010 through partnerships with NGOs and INGOs for the rehabilitation, opportunities equalization and social inclusion of all children.

Networking and partnerships

Plan participated in the creation of different networks in Upper Egypt with various partners as the UNICEF, Save the children US, Terres des Hommes, Handicapped International and Assiut Childhood & Development Association (ACDA).

These networks aim to coordinate different activities and interventions related to child protection in Assiut.

Women's and girls' empowerment and combating harmful traditional practices

To promote women's and girls' participation and advocate for  their equal  rights, Plan International Egypt in Assuit implements "Girls' and Women's Empowerment" programme.

The main components of this programme are Banking on Change, Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Life skills and Literacy campaigns, Early Childhood Care and  Development (ECCD) and Elimination of Domestic Violence.

The programme is currently working in 5 communities in cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organizations and local departments of the different ministries as MOH, MOSS and MOE.

Child Protection

Plan Assiut adopts a participatory approach which aims at addressing long term development for disadvantaged children and their families and raising awareness on Child rights, as well as empowering marginalized groups within communities as children and women.

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