Egypt: 37 grant agreements signed with grassroots organizations in Luxor
A project under GRASP Egypt project, funded by the European Union
On Wednesday 29th November, we signed and handed over 37 micro-projects agreements to the Egyptian Civil society, with a total budget of 510,000 EUR. This is event took place in the governorate city hall, in the presence of his excellency Mohamed Badr - Governor of Luxor, Ahmed Ebid – Deputy of Ministry of Social Solidarity and Lucia Oliveira ACF Egypt Country Director. It is expected that Action Against Hunger will award a second cycle of grants in February, to complete a target of 80 microprojects.
The grassroots organizations are implementing the projects in the field of:
- Food Security and Livelihoods, reaching out more than 7000 families, distributing livestock and cattle for the families in need, teaching women on carpet and cloths making, bee keeping, entrepreneurship trainings.
- Environment, agriculture waste management and recycling, solid waste cleaning and hygiene awareness, rooftop planting and planting fruit trees and palm trees.
- Nutrition classes and Education kitchens
- Health care center and primary health care clinic.
The governor of Luxor stressed the importance of cooperating with the civil society organizations, as they are the keyfor reaching the anticipated development, and his excellency requested from all the grassroots to welcome and encourage the youth and the women in the villages to make it productive as much as possible.
The overall aim of the project is to improve the social, economic and living conditions of the poorest communities by building partnerships through empowering and building the capacity of local civil society, so that they benefit the most vulnerable communities In Luxor Governorate.