Program A: Basic Services in Rural Areas

 ACHIEVMENTS                                                                                                                                       

Preschool:

  • The children of Abbassa, Al-Awsat Qamola and El-Ramla classes moved to KG2
  • 2 new preschool classes were opened in the villages of Gezert Mottera and Gezert El Hamoudy.  
  • 6 workshops for 280 women in health and nutrition awareness were conducted in villages of Abbassa, EL-Ramla, Al-Awsat Qamola, Gezeret Mottera, Gezeret Al-Hamoudy to the mothers of the preschool children; it included the importance of hygiene, the avoidance of seasonal illnesses, and how to use Worms’ medications besides awareness of good nutrition. 
  • ENID has delivered two training workshops   for 15 preschool teachers in the five villages of Abbassa, EL-Ramla, Al-Awsat Qamola, Gezeret Mottera, Gezeret Al-Hamoudy. The training was delivered by a faculty professor at the kindergarten Department of the Directorate of Education in Qena Governorate. It included practice with educational tools and a theoretical part on class management and assessment.
     

Literacy: 

  • In October 2015, 112 female entered the exam of the General Authority for Literacy and Adult Education, 84 female has passed the exam. ENID literacy classes have proved a great success by achieving 75% success rate compared to 60% of the General Authority for Literacy and Adult Education.
  • The literacy classes of Gezeret Mottera, Al Makhazen, Gezeret El-Hamoudy , and El-Marashda  welcomed 110 new female in November 2015.
  • 5 new classes were opened beside ENID classes in partnership with GALAE in the villages of (Al-Rezka, Al Makhazen, Gezeret Mottera, El- Marashda, Al Awsat Qamola). The establishment and management tasks of the new classes divided between the two parties in accordance to the contract
  • A new bundle of life skills has been introduced to the literacy classes; it contains 20 sessions that will be delivered over the 9 months of the course duration and to be divided as follow: 10 sessions for health and nutrition, 5 on the management of small projects and 5 on social skills.
  • Training was held for 12 staff from the General Authority for Literacy and Adult Education that included the following: the philosophy of the adult education,   monitoring and evaluation tools, Writing reports, assessing impact, and documenting success stories). 
  • 6 awareness sessions were implemented to raise the awareness of ENID beneficiaries in the topics of public health and personal hygiene, gender and citizenship, and Work Ethic and Occupational Safety in crafts field. 
     

Vocational training:

  • In February 2015, the vocational training workshops welcomed 70 females (the graduates of literacy classes+ new applicants from the targeted villages of Abbassa, El-Rezka, Gezeret Mottera, and El-Makhza. 
  • They received different sewing training by 4 qualified technical vocational teachers besides a trainer from Cairo. They finished their training program by November 2015; the workshops are ready to enroll the graduates of 2015 literacy classes.  
  • The program opened 3 new sewing workshops in the villages of Gezeret El-Hamoudy, El- Marashda and Al-Awsat Qamola.  The workshops were equipped with 26 new machines to welcome the successful graduates of literacy classes.  TOT on sewing will take place in January 2016. 
     

NGOs:

  • In order to enhance the performance of NGOs for better sustainability for development programs, ENID designed a training program to raise the capacity building of boards’ members and employees of partnered NGOs, and other NGOs in Qena. Two training programs were delivered in May 2015 and November 2015 that targeted 96 board members and employees from 26 NGOs in Qena.
  • The training program was divided to 3 (1) the internal management of the NGOs that included development management skills, technical, administrative and financial management of the NGO activities and projects, (2) Partnerships with government and private institutions that included networking starting from needs assessment through planning to the actual networking with other institutions, (3) upgrade of ability to develop plans for the NGO’s sustainability and its projects, and to develop flexible alternative sustainability plans.

 

 CHALLENGES / LESSONS LEARNED                                                                                                 

  • Sustainability is still the main challenge. Program A is seeking to build the capacities of NGOs partners on one hand and working on productive cooperatives as an organizational entity, gathering our girls in vocational workshops. 
  • Some beneficiaries from ENID’s activities have dropped out of the trainings due to marriage and other social constraints.
  • Establishment of three new vocation training classes in January.
  • More social and cultural programs will be provided for our targeted people 

 

Team Leader: Dr. Howaida Roman