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  • SOY students completing an assignment on computers Mina Rashed is nineteen years old and has been living in Manshiyat Naser, a garbage collection community in Cairo, since he was a little boy. In these communities, families survive by collecting, sorting and recycling about 80 percent of the city’s waste. Like many others his age, Mina […]

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  • Hepatitis C is a major global health problem, and it is estimated that more than 80 million people are chronically affected worldwide, with 3-4 million new infections and 350,000 deaths each year because of hepatitis C health-related complications. Egypt has the highest hepatitis C prevalence in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that one […]

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  • We hope you are planning to join us for our DC-Area Fall Benefit Dinner. Thursday, October 13, 2016 6 – 9 p.m. at Top of the Town 1400 14th Street North Arlington, VA 22209 In addition to enjoying one of the best views of DC, our guests will take home Egyptian handicrafts they win in our silent […]

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  • Upon graduating from college, Christine faced a challenge that is all too common among youth in Egypt: unemployment. Recent years of turbulent transition in the region have resulted in a staggering 67% youth unemployment rate. Further, while the Egyptian economy has the means to produce high-tech goods and services, there lacks a workforce with the requisite […]

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  • Mohamed El Shami is 24 years old and  lives with his family in a two-bedroom apartment in a crowded Cairo neighborhood. Although Mohamed had attained a bachelor’s degree in 2011, he was unable to find a job after graduating. Mohamed’s dilemma was not uncommon; in Egypt, two-thirds of young people between the ages of 15 […]

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  • HANDS recently hosted ten young men and women from Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia who work in non-governmental organizations that promote disability rights. These professionals participated in month-long fellowships at disability-focused organizations in Seattle, WA and Chicago, IL through the Professional Fellows Program. This program is funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational […]

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  • Laptops for Zabaleen Youth Families in the Zabaleen community, Cairo’s garbage collector group, survive by collecting, sorting and recycling up to 90 percent of Cairo’s trash by hand. As children actively participate in this vocation, most of them drop out of school in order to work full time. This virtually guarantees that they will remain in […]

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  • Young Entrepreneurs – Training in the Present for Opportunity in the Future HANDS and our local partner organization recently held another round of business training for members of the Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP). In late March, HANDS staff traveled to Egypt to work with our local partner organization on connecting our cadre of young Egyptian […]

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  • Saeid’s Poverty Trap    Saeid encountered a financial challenge last year that many of his fellow rural entrepreneurs know too well. While setting up his annual budget for his school supply shop, Saeid realized that the amount of expendable income he had was not enough to cover his clients’ requests. This lack of access to […]

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  • In a time when media headlines are filled with stories on conflict, Hands Along the Nile is proud to share news of its recent work bridging the divide between nations. HANDS together with three partner organizations recently organized another round of Egyptian American Dialogue in Cairo. A group of American participants from Congress, religious institutions, […]

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