As the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs prepare for a trip to Ana El Masry, we look into how YOU can help the NGO which supports and rehabilitates homeless children in Egypt.
One of the main drives for development is having a sense of responsibility towards your surrounding; civil duty. Imagine if each one of the 90 million Egyptians lends their hand to a good cause - where would Egypt be now? Though it's hard to pin a specific statistic regarding the number of street children in Egypt, it is evident the figure is big and growing; according to official statistics they are between 100,000 and 2 million with violence being a major part of their everyday lives.
Thankfully there are a growing number of foundations attempting to fix this problem, but funding is key and funding is not always there. Located in 6th of October is the I, The Egyptian (Ana El Masry) Foundation which is a rehabilitation and education centre for children at risk who seek sanctuary on the streets of Cairo.
This wednesday the foundation site will recieve the Vice-President of The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs International and Founder of the ACCR (Association Caritative de La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs) which help fund the foundation every year and will be surprising the children with gifts. The foundation hopes to boost the sense of civil duty amongst Egyptians and bring awareness to the growing problem facing street children one step at a time.
Find out more about Ana El Masry here.