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From Lower to Upper Egypt, Terre des hommes (Tdh) provides support to the most vulnerable children and youth, including refugees and migrants, children in contact and conflict with the law, and their caregivers in order to help them to cope with dire straits, to enhance their resilience and to keep hope in the future. All projects are implemented with recognised local stakeholders to ensure sustainability of impact towards enhancing protective environment of the children and youth.

What we do

Child Protection

We target boys and girls at risk of dropping out of school. Through community schools implemented in more than 40 remote areas, we support learning environments that are reachable, welcoming and adapted to the needs of children and parents. We tackle violence and discipline abuse in schools through awareness raising sessions and capacity building of formal education system actors, parents and community members to establish functioning child protection mechanisms in schools.

Children and youth in migration

Tdh strengthens the protection and the psychosocial well-being of refugee and migrant children, youth and their families, as well as vulnerable host communities, through the provision of services related to community-based child protection. We provide mental health and psychosocial support, community awareness sessions on positive parenting, as well as prevention and response to violence at schools for children, young people and their families. Through community mobilisation, capacity development for better communal self-governance, youth development activities focusing on sport and art, Tdh aims to support social cohesion and peaceful coexistence both within refugee communities and between them and host community members.

Access to Justice

Tdh strengthens the formal and informal child justice system on a national level, going from a punitive approach to a restorative and child-oriented approach, which is respectful of the best interest of the child. We build capacities of juvenile justice stakeholders such as social workers, prosecutors, judges, police officers and enhance the alternatives to detention with reconciliation and diversion processes for children in contact with the law. Additionally, we support coordination mechanisms between the informal and formal justice systems and provide spaces for children to voice their opinions.
 

 

Watch our video about the reintegration of children in conflict with the law:

Instead of going to school, Islam made wooden furniture for ten hours every day. Tdh helped him go back to school so he could learn to read and write. Today, he has high hopes for the future.

Islam, a former furniture maker in Damietta

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Terre des hommes in Egypt

Beneficiaries 2020

 

105,621 people

Expatriate / local employees

 

2 / 150

Budget 2020

 

CHF 4,741,000.-

 

 

 

Where we work

Supported by

Timeline

1983
Support to children with disabilities with specialised services and rehabilitation centre, in Assiut, with Assiut University.
2000
Maternal and Child Health integrated development projects, initiated in Upper Egypt and Delta governorates.
2004
Terre des hommes introduced Child Protection standards and policy to governmental stakeholders.
2006
Launch of child labour projects, in industrial and agricultural areas, in Upper Egypt and Delta governorates.
2009
Initiation of a psychosocial support program to migrants and refugee communities in Cairo, in cooperation with UNHCR.
2011
Launch of the Access to Justice program with alternatives to detention and work in the social care institutions.
2013
Terre des hommes interventions tailored to the Syrian crisis upscaling.
2014
Launch of Ending Violence Against Children projects, at schools and community levels.
2016
Community Empowerment project implemented for refugee’s community-based structures.
2017
The launch of protection and support project to children in community schools in Upper Egypt in cooperation with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education.
2019
Launch of Protection of most Vulnerable Refugees project with inclusion of children and youth with disabilities.
2019
Launch of a restorative justice intervention within the Access to Justice program.
2020
Terre des hommes introduces Sport and Art for Protection in Egyptian Public schools.

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Related publications

Annual Report 2020
Making a positive impact for children - MENA Annual Report 2020
Protection and Empowerment of most vulnerable refugees, children and youth, including Unaccompanied and Separated Children and Youth & Children and Youth with disabilities
Egypt: Access to justice for children in Assiut
Courage N° 72: Syria: 10 years of war

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