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The UK supports Civil Society Actors helping disabled children and youth in Alexandria.

The British Embassy in Cairo in collaboration with the British Consulate in Alexandria has arranged a capacity building programme for 5 NGOs focusing on NGO governance, fundraising skills and project management.

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Capacity building workshop

As part of it’s continuous effort to empower civil society, the British Embassy in Cairo in collaboration with the British Consulate in Alexandria has arranged a capacity building programme for 5 NGOs focusing on NGO governance, fundraising skills and project management. The training was hosted by the Consulate in Alexandria from March 10th – 15th 2014. Participants included Banat El Noor, Early Intervention Unit for visually impaired children with multiple disabilities, Disabled Against Marginalization Initiative, Asda’a NGO for Hearing Impairment and CARITAS.

Heba Kholeif, a recipient of the British Chevening scholarship, and manages the early intervention unit for visually impaired children with multiple disabilities at Banat AlNoor Association, said “It was a transformational training that enabled me to acquire new critical thinking techniques to further proceed with fundraising managements, additionally the training enabled me to network with peers who are disabled, giving us an opportunity to reciprocate”.

Samy Gameel, founder of Asda’a Organization for hearing impaired children? said “I have attended several training courses, yet this was an added value for being tailored and the theme itself empowered me personally and professionally to take my belief to broader perspectives”.

Yvonne Zaafarany, founder of Disabled Against Marginalization Movement, said “It was a life changing experience, with all the thanks for the British Consulate for giving me this chance”.

This training session is part of the the Consulate’s series of communication events called “Enable the Disabled”.

Published 24 March 2014