Join us for the HANDS Benefit Dinner, honoring Yousreya Sawiris. The benefit will take place at the Harvard Club in New York City, and tickets are available for $300/seat or $3,000 for a table of ten. Sponsorship options are available for $4000 and $7000. We look forward to seeing you there!
Join us for our next Crafts of Cairo sale, being held at the Chautauqua Institution. Come browse our beautiful select of quilts, bags, notecards and more.Each product is made by artisans at the Association for the Protection of the Environment (APE), a job skills and educational program for women living and working in the garbage […]
After participating in the HANDS Professional Fellows program in 2013, Aya Yossry was inspired to use her new skills to help protect Egyptian cultural heritage. She has recently initiated a project called Massel, which focuses on keeping alive the traditional pottery created by artisans living in the Fayoum Oasis of Egypt. Aya Yossry, HANDS […]CONTINUE READING →
Safwat, a mechanic from a village in the Upper Egyptian province of Minya, ekes out a living by repairing motorcycles and tuktuks (automatic rickshaws). Before receiving a micro-loan from HANDS, every time Safwat had a repair project, he had to trek into the city to purchase spare parts. This was a costly and time-consuming endeavor, which limited him to handling only […]CONTINUE READING →
The U.S. Constitution was written 228 years ago by James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and their fellow founding fathers. The new Tunisian Constitution, adopted on January 26, 2014, was drafted in part by HANDS Fellow Imed Ouertani. Imed, the General Coordinator of the Tunisian Organization for the Defense of the Rights of Persons with […]CONTINUE READING →
HANDS’ Fellow Strives to Improve Education for Children with Disabilities Tawhid Sharaky, an alum of our Professional Fellows Program, is currently implementing life-changing programs in schools all across Egypt! As a member of the Ministry of Education, Tawhid has tremendous influence over the educational system, specifically public schools in Egypt. Focusing on children with […]CONTINUE READING →