“Economic Empowerment of Female Ex-Prisoners through Mobile Commerce Vehicles” (Grant Contract (ENI/2017/394-362)
|Life Foundation for Development and Community Integration||Funded by the European Union|
Report on the first preliminary meeting of civil society organizations and representatives of public authorities
Held on Thursday July Sharkia Governorate
On Thursday, 12/7/2018, the first preparatory meeting was held with local community organizations and representatives of public and governmental authorities in the framework of the implementation of the activities of the project of economic empowerment of former women prisoners through commercial transport and funded by the European Union.
The meeting was held in Mashallah Hall at Al Rai Club
The conference started at 12:00 pm starting with welcoming the attendees and Dr. Nermin El Bahtiti explained the project and the purpose of this meeting.
She also explained the objectives of the project:
Specific Objective 1. Build individual capacity: Build the administrative, professional and personal capacity of 100 former female prisoners to operate, equip and own 20 mobile commercial vehicles.
Specific Objective 2 – Institutional capacity-building: Build the capacity of community-based organizations to design and implement awareness and support campaigns, targeting 3,750 individuals in their communities, aimed at removing stigma and facilitating the reintegration of former female prisoners into their communities.
Specific Objective 3 – Raise awareness: Increase and enhance understanding and community outreach among 100 government officials responsible for reintegration and rehabilitation of former female prisoners
Mr. Atef Hafez, the project manager explained the objectives of the project to attend and explained all the elements of the project
– Geographic scope of the project
– Target groups, direct and indirect beneficiaries
– Standards of the partner institution
– Project activities
Anwar Mohammed Hassan, a member of Tamkeen and a member of the integration charity added :
Life Foundation is one of the social institutions that work to monitor the negative phenomena in the society and work to promote them and believes that dealing with people who are free from punishment ( Former women prisoners ) must be benefited from within the community and not accused of exclusion by the community
Ms. Al-Sayyed was an administrative and financial officer at Sharkia Youth Association
Thanks to Life Foundation for the project and the interest in prisoners and their social integration
Ms. Amani, the Executive Director of the Youth Association of Sharkia Governorate, thanked the team working in the Foundation and asked the attendees to pay attention to this category due to the social problems they encounter.
This presence varied between:
- Women Development Association
- Society Development Association
- Association of Arab Women Association
- Arab Writers Salon
- Egyptian Generations Association
- Jameer Small Industries Development
- Young Muslims and Takaful Charity
- Sharkia Youth Association
- Ansar Rahman Association
- Samraa Foundation
- Rapporteur of the National Council for Women
- Director of Public Relations in the first district
- Director General of Development Affairs
- Information specialist at the General Authority
- Journalist website Sharkia governorate today
- Member of Parliament
- Head of the Evangelical Community in Sharqiya
- Director of Social Affairs Department
Economic Empowerment Project for Former Women Prisoners through the Mobile Trade Vehicle
Held today, 22/7/2018
The second meeting of civil society and public authorities in Alexandria Governorates was attended by many public figures and members of the People’s Assembly. Representatives of civil society organizations and associations from Alexandria and Beheira governorates united during the meeting. Collaborations between institutions to facilitate all penalties that the program may face
A Member of Parliament Mohamed Atta Selim expressed the desire to cooperate and the need for community discussion to solve the problem of vehicles and the establishment of a panel discussion on the subject to move forward to achieve the desired goal
He also praised the Minister of Justice in the era of revolution / Mohamed Abdel Aziz, the role of Life Foundation on the effective role played by the community and stressed the need to pay attention and stand by the community organizations.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Tarek Gamal, Director General of the Department of Social Solidarity in Alexandria, He offered an initiative to help the women in debt repayment.
Al-Azhar was not absent, as Dr. Ibrahim El-Gamal, the family’s secretary in Alexandria, attended, He expressed his happiness with the idea of the project and pointed out that he is able to provide awareness of religious institutions and family home, which is of great importance in the community
Similarly, Father Paul Amin, the assistant of the family home, said that the church has an important role in the example of these issues and pointed out that it should also focus on the families of female prisoners because they are the first concerned with the problem because they are an integral part of the prisoner’s life.
The audience included Mr. Islam Reda, a journalist and in turn highlighted the importance of media outreach to the Foundation and the importance of the media standing beside the Foundation in the roles it plays in serving the community.
Based on what was done, everyone agreed on the importance of the idea and the advantages that will accrue to the community through the application and must be supported by everyone who participated in the meeting to reach the desired goal
Field mission report
Mission History / 3/7/2018
Mission Leader / Mona Ahmed
Reason for the mission / promotion and definition of the project
Governorate / Alexandria City / Center
-The name of the Social Affairs Office / Al Labban – Social Affairs in Sidi Bishr
-The official described it as / Takaful and dignity pension management official
– The scope of the work / Sidi Bishr and Al Labban
– Target groups / prisoners and their families and marginalized groups
– The Social Affairs Office in Sidi Bishr and Frankincense
– An official from the Takaful and Dignity Pensions Department was interviewed, my profile and my profile were introduced, then the institution and scope of work were introduced, the project and its objectives were introduced and the project’s printed materials were delivered (project summary, brochure, notebook and pens).
– Waiting for some time to meet with a frankincense department official
– The official expressed his cooperation and promised to communicate to provide us with information and data on the targeted cases according to the mentioned criteria
Communicating to obtain data
Forms submitted to the Authority
(Project Summary – Enterprise Brochure – Project Brochure – Notebook – Pens)
A copy of the report to both
- Project Manager
- Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Criteria for selection of cases
The attendees also presented some opinions and suggestions on how to implement and ways to benefit from the activities of the project and avoid obstacles that may appear during the implementation of this may occur
Dr. Khalid Al-Iraqi, Member of the House of Representatives
It is a great idea and it is ready to provide any assistance for the development of the project and cooperation to solve any problems and obstacles facing the project in coordination with government agencies, especially the Traffic Law. He also explained that the Commercial Vehicles Law is a general and comprehensive law for all commercial activities and is not limited to eating nude only.
Dr. Wael Nashaat, the church representative, also spoke
However, the most difficult, complex and needy situations must be dealt with
Dr. Aida Attia, Special Rapporteur of the National Council for Women, added that it
is a bright idea because the project includes the economic empowerment of women and their social integration.
Dr. Abu Zeid Attia, head of the National Population Council
It is able to work community outreach and coordinate with the various bodies of the state to work on the implementation of project activities
Dr. Khaled Mahrous, Head of Department, Faculty of Agriculture
Integration projects can be utilized by working different farms and launching the product through the mobile vehicles of the project.
The President of the Labor Union has confirmed
He is ready to make professional training for cases on all trades that may be needed for the specific cases of the project such as (tailoring – dry grain packaging – leather industry – dairy industry)
Dr. Ibrahim Attia, President of the Union of Writers of Egypt and President of the Egyptian Generations Association mentioned :
His opinion talked about the project and talked about how to change the culture of society in the face of the problem and dismiss women prisoners who are seen by the community as isolated groups and believes that we are in dire need to change this culture and must amend the traffic laws for mobile vehicles
In the opinion of Mr. Hany Hendawi television director
The idea of the project is good and must take into account the diversity of specialties as suggested to find a role through the project for media men in the targeted governorates for their important media role in trying to change the culture of society to accept this channel
Report on the preliminary meeting of civil society organizations in Alexandria Governorate
Life Foundation for Development and Community Integration held a meeting today in Dakahlia Governorate on 31/7/2017
This was part of the economic empowerment activities of former female prisoners of the European Union
The meeting was attended by representatives of civil society organizations and executive leaders, Mr. Ali Abdulwahed also attended by Mr. Nabil Al Jamal, Member of Parliament
The meeting was attended by a number of representatives of civil society organizations and executive leaders, where the Director of the Department of Social
Solidarity Mr. Ali Abdul Wahid and a member of the House of Representatives
The presence of the media in attendance and discussion was attended by Mr. Mohamed Wahba prepared in Dream TV and / Wael Abdel Aziz, director of public relations at the international flag and the presence of intensive attendance partners of civil society institutions, Eng. Mohamed Abbas Director of Small and Medium Industries Development Association
Mrs. Maha Zekrya, President of the Association for the Development of the Environment, also participated in the project and admired the project and stressed the importance of rehabilitation of the community, not only women prisoners, It also noted that the project should be continued after the deadline.
Mr. Ali Helou, Director of the Department of Social Solidarity, said that the project is of great importance in the community and must implement the project in all its programs to achieve the goal of it and even to not fail, he said that it must be continued follow-up to preserve the efforts made
The attendance was intense by the associations and institutions. Mrs. Mona El Said, President of Youth Charity Association, Mrs. Noha Abdel Hamid, Mr. Mohamed El Ghazali, General Manager of SME Development, and Mr. Ali Ramadan, Marketing Officer from the Agricultural Bank of Egypt.
The words varied between admiration and expressing the desire to participate and provide assistance. The discussion was more realistic and everyone agreed on the need to implement the project and stand together in the face of obstacles that might stand in the way of implementation.
The audience thanked the effort exerted by Life Foundation for Development and Community Integration to serve the civil society.
|Life Foundation for Development and Community Integration||Funded by the European Union|
The first preliminary meeting of the economic ambush project
Life Foundation for Development and Social Integration held its first meeting in Qalyubia governorate within the list of economic empowerment project for former female prisoners, The meeting, which was held in the city of Banha on 3/ 7 / 2018 a group of political leaders and civil society organizations in the presence of an intensive presence of the media and the National Council for Women, including Dr. Ahmed Amer El-Kholy, Secretary-General of the Future Party, Members of Parliament (Maj. Gen. majid Saif), (Mr. Mahmoud Badr) and (Mr. Jamal Kosh)
Both members of the Council expressed interest and admiration for the project and added a set of proposals that may benefit the project at various stages
They stated the need to cooperate with the Foundation to remove obstacles that may face the project and the distinguished presence of the National Council for Women was among the participants in the organization of the meeting
Dr. Gihan Fouad, head of the National Council for Women in Qalyubia, stressed the necessity of bilateral cooperation between the council and Life Foundation to achieve the agreed goals which are in the interest of women in general and former prisoners in particular.
The media did not miss the attendance, where he was present in front of the editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram and a number of journalists. Among them is the World Without Borders Foundation, represented by Ms. Zeinab Ibrahim, Ms. Hana Abdel Halim, member of the Red Crescent Society, Ms. Mariam Mikhail for Zahrat Misr Society, Mr. Mohamed Mahrous for Bedaya Association, and Zahrat Al Awtan Association represented by Mr. Omar Hussein.
Mr. Mustafa Abdul Hamid, Director General of the Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor also attended Mohamed Abdel Meguid Mayor of Kafr Arbaeen, All agreed on the success of the idea and the need to implement it to include the target groups through joint cooperation between attendees and Life Foundation for Development and Community Integration.
(Nermeen Elbahtiti )