Despite the most recent occurrences in Egypt politics and society, girls and young women of Egypt have struggled with rising above cultural barriers and obstacles presented before them on a daily basis. Heya Masr arises because we want more for Egyptian women.
Heya Masr was envisioned to be an opportunity to reach Egyptian youth, specifically females. Heya Masr believes we must be proactive rather than reactive to the changing environment of the Egyptian society and its challenges. A team of passionate and committed volunteers drives the organization with backgrounds in the fields of human rights, youth, gender, health, education and social services.
“Egyptian women must believe in themselves, and know they are transformational change agents” ~ Moody Demetry. Founder and Director
AlFANAR: We are very delighted to be one of the ALFANAR investees during the year 2021-22
Since 2014, Alfanar has pioneered knowledge-sharing efforts between our investees and social enterprises tackling similar challenges but operating in a developing context outside of the Arab world.
American University In Cairo
AUC is a premier English-language institution of higher learning. AUC builds a culture of leadership, lifelong learning, continuing education and service among its graduates, and is dedicated to making significant contributions to Egypt and the international community in diverse fields.
Heya Masr and AUC partnered during the my Safe University Day. We we provided sexual harassment awareness and self defense training sessions to the event participants.
The Nebny Foundation
Nebny recognizes that this post-revolution moment belongs to the nation’s young people. Through a youth-led, locally-driven approach, Nebny will promote, educate, enable, and empower youth to actively participate in shaping Egypt’s economy. Our approach will respond to the current economic needs of Egypt’s economy and youth by creating employment opportunities and will be complemented by sustainable mechanisms for long-term economic growth.
Educate-Me is a registered Egyptian non-profit foundation (registration number 8418) that was founded in 2010 and aspires to redefine education in Egypt. Educate-Me started as a fundraising effort to reinstate financially underprivileged children back to school, but after concluding that public education is insufficient, Educate-Me moved towards developing its own learner-centered educational model that can hopefully influence the national education system in Egypt on the long-term. Through a grass-roots community-based and community-driven model, Educate-Me serves underprivileged communities with a vision of giving every child the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enables him/her to have the freedom and opportunity to aspire to their dreams.
Ministry of Sport for Youth Affairs
Our mission : Rehabilitation of children and youth and their development spiritually, morally and culturally , scientifically and physically , psychologically and socially, economically and enable them to active political participation by working with ministries , institutions and individuals
Our vision : A generation of young people and prepare young people enjoy a free and dignified life
Tawasol was founded in 2007 as an NGO geared towards the development of Estable Antar in Ezbet Khairallah. Tawasol has since bought and restored a building, turning it into a school for children that had dropped out from primary public schools. Today, that school is registered with the Ministry of Education and is home to over140 students. Tawasol offers a safe environment for learning and access to a library, computer lab, art room and daily balanced meals to combat malnutrition. Moreover the students also learn vocational crafts, namely carpet weaving, embroidery, and carpentry. These children now benefit from a primary education, a real chance at employment and have developed a sense of belonging to the school.
IGMADI’s idea is to empower women in Egypt and fight sexual harassment as well as violence against women.
Cairo’s most well-known Zumba instructors have teamed up with WenDo Self Defense to empower women against sexual harassment and violence in Egypt in a campaign under the name Igmadi Did al-Taharosh, Arabic for “take a stand against sexual harassment.”
Since day one, IGMADI and Heya Masr partnered in events and in classes. IGMADI provides suppose us with instructors to train girls in our own Heya Masr classes with the basics of self-defense in order to build self-esteem and confidence.