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  • Looking for the perfect holiday shopping opportunity? Look no further! Please join HANDS for our 2018 holiday handicraft sale at our office on Saturday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our products are made by artisans at the Association for the Protection of the Environment (APE), a job skills training program for women living […]

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  • Looking for the perfect holiday shopping opportunity? Look no further! Please join HANDS for our 2018 holiday handicraft sale on December 7, 8, and 9 from 12pm to 7pm at the St. Mary & St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church 241 East 62nd Street, New York City (Between Second and Third Avenues). Our products are made by artisans […]

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  • Our online Arabic conversation courses offer an opportunity to those studying Arabic at the beginner, intermediate or advanced levels to master your speaking and listening skills with native Arabic speaking instructors from Egypt. This is an exciting opportunity not only to improve your Arabic language skills, but also to engage in intercultural exchange through one-on-one […]

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  • HANDS is pleased to announce our new online seminar “Understanding Contemporary Egypt,” which will explore Egypt through a variety of topics over the course of six weeks from October 2 to November 6. The seminar will bring together speakers from Egypt and the U.S to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing Egypt today. […]

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  •           Fatma is an Egyptian businesswoman with high ambitions. Together with her four employees, who are also her sisters, she makes wedding dresses at her workshop. She has markets in Alexandria and in Cairo and advertises her dresses through social media. Her Facebook page has over eight-hundred likes!       […]

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  • HANDS is pleased to announce another successful exchange in our annual American Egyptian Dialogue program. The distinguished leaders who were members of the Egyptian delegation included: Mr. El Sayed Mahmoud Ahmed Hussein Elsherif, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Head of the Ashraf Council Dr. Emad Gad Badras, Member of the House of […]

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  • The community of Manshayet Nasr, nestled on a hill inside Cairo, is home to over 500,000 residents, whose livelihood is earned mostly by collecting and sorting the city’s trash. This special group of Cairenes, known as zabaleen or “garbage people,” also manage to recycle over 80% of the trash they collect! One challenge of this business model is […]

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  • Sofia, from the village of Manhary in Upper Egypt, always has a smile on her face despite the difficult life she leads. Sofia was thrilled to hear about HANDS-sponsored microloans in her community. With her active entrepreneurial spirit, she applied for a microloan and to start her own small business, selling cheese by the kilo. […]

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  • How can we make our societies more inclusive for people with disabilities and women? HANDS’ American and Egyptian Professional Fellows Program participants are currently exploring this topic during an exchange visit to Egypt–as did our American delegation during last month’s exchange to Morocco and Tunisia. HANDS’ Professional Fellows Program engages young development professionals from the […]

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  •      Last month, Hands Along the Nile welcomed 14 gender equality advocates from Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia to the United States through our Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This vigorous fellowship program in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Seattle equips aspiring leaders from the Middle East and North Africa with the […]

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