Egypt - Our story
Ezbet Khairallah, home to more than 500,000 habitants, is one of the biggest informal settlements in Cairo. Fadi Ghandour was first introduced to Ezbet Khairallah, in 2009, and in 2011 Ruwwad commissioned a needs assessment and asset mapping survey. In 2012, a community center was opened in the Ezbah and a small fund was created with the support of Aramex, Egypt, to educate 50 youths annually in exchange for community service. The center was set up by the youths themselves and continues to grow to this day. By 2016, the number of scholars benefiting from the fund reached 197 scholars.