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Wataneya Society for the Development of Orphanages

Joined On September 03, 2015
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Wataneya Society for the Development of Orphanages, a non-profit organization registered under the Ministry of Social Solidarity since November 2008, was established to address the challenges facing the institutional homes for children without parental care in Egypt. Wataneya Society aims to implement a unified and integrated mechanism for Egyptian orphanages by applying the “Quality Standards for Care” (QS) driven from the international best practices. In June 2014, the Ministry of Social Solidarity issued a ministerial decree stated that all orphanages in Egypt are obliged to apply the QS. This decree was issued as a result of Wataneya’s efforts Wataneya Society for the Development of Orphanages, a non-profit organization registered under the Ministry of Social Solidarity since November 2008, was established to address the challenges facing the institutional homes for children without parental care in Egypt. Wataneya Society aims to implement a unified and integrated mechanism for Egyptian orphanages by applying the “Quality Standards for Care” (QS) driven from the international best practices. In June 2014, the Ministry of Social Solidarity issued a ministerial decree stated that all orphanages in Egypt are obliged to apply the QS. This decree was issued as a result of Wataneya’s efforts with the ministry, and other local and international organizations. Wataneya was recognized as one of the best six practices worldwide to improve the living environment by Dubai International Award and was selected as the best project under the Humanitarian Category in the Arab region by MBC Hope in 2014. We apply the standards within institutional homes through our three main units: 1- Institutional Support: provides technical support to orphanages to apply the QS. In that past six years, Wataneya Society partnered with 7 orphanages and provided services for over 40 institutional homes. 2- Amaan Training Center: provides vocational training programs for caregivers and volunteers. Over the past six years, we trained over 1,600 caregivers and 900 volunteers. The center is accredited by Edexcel, an international awarding body and a Pearson company offering academic and vocational qualifications to schools, colleges, and other places of learning in the UK. Amaan Center is certified to provide international qualifications for caregivers working with children in Egypt. Over the past two years, 38 caregivers were certified after completing the 9 month vocational program and an additional 15 caregivers are expected to be certified by the first quarter of 2016. Amaan Training Center also provides childcare and youth development programs to raise the orphans' self-esteem by discovering their talents and interests through “Forsa” Program and other childcare programs. We impacted 300 orphans over the past four years. 3- Awareness and Advocacy: aims at advocating for orphans’ social integration, the adoption of Quality Standards within orphanages, and the importance of the caregivers' profession. Through our annual campaign “Know me I’m not just an Orphan”, and "#الأصول_بتقول" we managed to reach out more than 500,000 persons. By 2018, we strive to apply the Quality Standards in 30 institutional homes, lobby for license for practice for the care gives' profession in Egypt, and create a community monitoring platform on orphanages. Show More Show Less
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Articles about Wataneya Society for the Development of Orphanages
09 Mar 2014
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When you hear the word 'orphan', you probably think of philanthropy. This are certainly important and you probably feel good about yourself when you provide orphans with clothes, toys and gifts. But is that all there is to be...
Projects
Children | Added on 30 Mar 2015 | Looking for collaboration
Wataneya together with MBC Hope and Drosos Foundation launched "Beet El Helm” for best institutional homes and orphanages applying the National Quality Standards for Alternative Care (NQS). ...
Children | Added on 01 Mar 2015 | Looking for collaboration , volunteer AND funding
Sanad project is a technical support grant offered by Wataneya Society in collaboration with Drosos Foundation. ...
Events
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May
2 Mamdouh Salem Street at Nasr City, next to the Fairground
The event will feature the services of the Centre to qualify child caregivers, and the graduation of the third cohort from the vocational qualification in childcare, the first of its kind in Egypt and the Middle East...
18
Apr
Wataneya Society for the Development of Orphanages in collaboration with MBC CSR (MBC Hope) and Drosos Foundation, is holding Beet El Helm Award Ceremony to announce the five winning institutional homes for this year provide...
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