The Action for Marginalised Groups project aims to support marginalized groups (children, youth and women) and low-income families in marginalized areas on different levels. In particular, the action intends to enhance the socio-economic condition of marginalized groups and increase families’ incomes in Greater Cairo in doing the following:

> Stimulating employment and income generating activities. The support to families’ incomes in target areas will be addressed to youth and women and will be pursued in several ways: through saving and loans program, microcredit, vocational trainings, business skills development and installation of professional workshops. First of all, the project will give the possibilities to marginalized groups to develop their skills through vocational trainings where women and youth will learn a profession; then, they will be supported by the project’s financial (VSLA and Microcredit) and technical tools (Business Planning software) for starting a business. Moreover, the action will encourage the release of ID and birth certificate as a fundamental step for the social and economic inclusion.

> Integrating children education standards with creative and participatory approaches. This component will focus on child protection and participation techniques. The project will organize capacity building workshops for technical staff of the two partner organizations. The result will be the development of skills in specific creative disciplines as theatre and music with the aim of facilitating the social inclusion of marginalized children and youth.

> Raising awareness and project results dissemination. The project will aim to raise the awareness of target groups on issues as the access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life style. That will be achieved through the creation of community and family gardens in the target areas where the education on nutrition will be followed by concrete realisation of “spaces” for the production of basic essential nourishments. Moreover, the project will work on launching community initiatives for the enhancement of target groups’ neighbourhoods. Finally, project result, successful stories and best practises will be disseminated.

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