LOCAL Community Centers

Be My Light recognizes that the Street Children in Egypt suffer disproportionately from
poverty, abuse, drugs, and exploitation.bb1
Our work places special emphasis on working with young single mothers, families and their children through community centers to create permanent social change. The Street Children of Egypt are also at the heart of the Be My Light community-based efforts to
provide basic education to find permanent solutions for these children to realize their potential and rebuild their lives so that they may be integrated back into society.
“A Home away from Home” Research has shown
that investments in quality family programs in the
early years of a child’s development also generate the greatest social returns including reduced crime, and helps break the poverty cycle. Family community centers offering Partnership Programs
with local government agencies that support children and families in and after families leave the community centers Services will include:

  • Connections to community services 
  • Early education programs 
  • Vocational and workforce training 
  • Financial literacy for single mothers 
  • Literacy classes for school dropout and single mothers 
  • Family counseling 
  • Basic health services 
  • Family conflict and violence counseling 
  • Play and after school children programs 
  • Citizenship and social responsibility 
  • Young girls classes

Children At Risk Project At Moqatam (Girls)

Be My Light is currently seeking to raise funds for “Children at Risk Project at Moqatam”
The Moqatam building in Cairo, is built and designed to be used to house 50 young girls and/or young (unwed) mothers and their children. The building is owned by one of our partner organization in Egypt and is being used for reaching out to the Street children and convincing them to give up the life on the street.
Be My Light is looking to initially $100,000 that will be used for establishing the infrastructure and furnishing of the building, in addition to raising $10,000 monthly for the operation and living costs for the staff and the young mothers and their children.

The outreach program will still be operated on weekly bases where the street children are recruited, coached and mentored through a non-formal education process in order to choose on their own to improve their quality of life based on the opportunities provided for them.