Egypt

AL FAYOUM VILLAGE RENEWAL

Al Fayoum Village, Egypt

Community Development Project

Al Fayoum Village is located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. The Village is one of many small squatter communities in Egypt. The communities within consist of mostly unemployed, uneducated individuals often with poor mental and or physical health. 

 

The people of Al Fayoum Village are mostly itinerant workers who have moved to Cairo for work but have been unable to gain employment.  Health within this community is very poor mostly due to the terrible living conditions. Most houses are mud brick shacks with no windows or doors, no water or sanitation and no electricity.  Life expectancy is short and diseases that breed in these conditions are rife.

 

DBL funded a program focused on the provision of safe water and sanitation, the provision of electricity and general building renovations including the installation of doors, windows and ceilings. 

 

Project commencement date: Q1.2015

Project completion date: Q2.2015

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CAIRO CHILDRENS' HOSPITAL

Cairo, Egypt

Hospital Upgrade Project

This project was recommended to the Foundation by the UTi team in Egypt. The team had been visiting the hospital and helping out regularly under their community programs and could see some major problems with the facilities in general, lack of equipment and deteriorating conditions.

 

They recommended that the Foundation assist the Hospital and that the assistance be provided to one specific ward, the GI ward, which addresses one of the most significant infant health problems in the country dehydration and associated medical problems. The ward has some 17,000 patients per year from all over Egypt.

 

DBL undertook General Painting and upgrade, Upgrading of Air Conditioning and Ventilation, and the provision of new medical equipment.

Project commencement date: Q2.2010

Project completion date: Q3. 2010

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AL ABRAR ORPHANAGE FOR GIRLS

Cairo, Egypt

Orphanage Upgrade Project

This orphanage near Cairo was established and is operated by the Wataneya Society and caters for young girls from the neighboring area. The facility is government accredited.

The buildings are in reasonably good condition and it can be seen that the facilities and children are well cared for.

 

DBL upgraded the facilities within the building to improve the quality of life of the young girls residing there. The requirements included; drawers, one for each child, chairs, one for each child, a commercial oven to give the cooking capacity required, computers and printer and kitchen equipment

 

Project commencement date: Q4.2015

Project completion date: Q2.2017

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AL FAYOUM VILLAGE RENEWAL #2

Al Fayoum Village, Egypt

Community Development Project

Al Fayoum is a village on the outskirts of Cairo that that has grown over the years as squatters, itinerant workers and displaced desert tribes have congregated in the area.

 

The nature of the community results in heavy unemployment, homelessness, mental health issues and substance abuse.

 

In 2015, DBL managed the redevelopment of some 20 homes to an acceptable standard, this was an extremely successful project with outcomes way beyond the upgrading of accommodation.

 

This project saw DBL return to the Al Fayoum community to renovate or rebuild as required, 11 houses in one street.

 

Project commencement date: Q1.2018

Project completion date: Q2.2018

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AL FAYOUM VILLAGE RENEWAL #3

Al Fayoum Village, Egypt

Community Development Project

Al Fayoum is a village on the outskirts of Cairo that that has grown over the years as squatters, itinerant workers and displaced desert tribes have congregated in the area.

 

The nature of the community results in heavy unemployment, homelessness, mental health issues and substance abuse.

 

In 2015, DBL managed the redevelopment of some 20 homes to an acceptable standard, this was an extremely successful project with outcomes way beyond the upgrading of accommodation. In 2017, DBL returned to the Al Fayoum community to renovate or rebuild as required, 11 houses in one street.

 

This third project at Al Fayoum saw DBL rebuild or renovate another 15 houses.

 

Project commencement date: Q4.2018

Project completion date: Q4.2019

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CAIRO ORPHANAGE PROJECT

Cairo, Egypt

Orphanage Upgrade Project

Cairo has numerous orphanages housed within buildings provided by the government. These buildings are of a reasonable quality however lack some basic equipment and facilities which would allow caregivers to improve the quality of life of the children living within them. 

 

The focus of this project was 5 of the orphanages located in Cairo. The actual work undertaken at each orphanage varied depending on individual requirements. The scope of the works and equipment provision included; floor coverings, washing machines, cooking equipment, water purifiers, air conditioning, mattresses, refrigerators and blankets. 

 

Project commencement date: Q3.2013

Project completion date: Q2.2015

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EL DEMERDASH EMERGENCY ROOM

Cairo, Egypt

Hospital Upgrade Project

The El Demerdash Hospital is a government hospital offering free services to children from all walks of life with no means testing or personal considerations. While the hospital was established by the government it survives on a combination of government funding and donations – the building is severely neglected and operational funding very difficult with no funds available for maintaining and upgrading facilities.  

 

The hospital has many needs but based on our assessment of the various projects the most urgent is a need to renovate/upgrade the Emergency Ward.  

 

DBL undertook a project to renovate the Emergency Ward including painting, tiling, renewing plumbing and wiring as well as the acquisition of new equipment. 

 

Project commencement date: Q3.2012

Project completion date: Q2.2013

Individuals directly impacted over 20 Years: 36,078

Individuals indirectly impacted over 20 Years: 116,848

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AIN SHAMS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Cairo, Egypt

Community Development Project

Ain Sham Children’s Hospital is in Cairo and is a full-service children’s hospital catering to people from all walks of life. It is a public hospital with a heavy emphasis on people from the lower socio-economic groups and many from ethnic Arab tribes.

 

DBL has worked with this hospital previously upgrading a major GI ward and implementing education programs within that ward.

 

The hospital had an urgent need for a portable echocardiograph machine to enable outpatient services to be more effective and for major heart problems to be identified much more quickly and accurately with consequential treatment being implemented more effectively.

 

Project commencement date: Q4.2017

Project completion date: Q4.2017

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EL DEMERDASH HOSPITAL

Cairo, Egypt

Hospital Equipment Project

El Demerdash is a government-owned children’s hospital providing free care to children from all socio-economic groups, regardless of their ability to pay for the services received.

 

The hospital survives on limited government funding and public donations. The building and equipment are very neglected and in serious need of upgrading.

 

DBL supported this hospital in 2012, upgrading the GI ward and introducing some basic training for illiterate mothers to try to minimize the incidence of GI complaints.

 

DBL provided funding for an Ultra Sound machine to be used for heart testing. The machine will be used in the Neo Natal Intensive Care unit, the Pediatric unit and in Pediatric Cardiac surgery.  These units had no ultra sound equipment and treat around 1500 patients per week. 

Project commencement date: Q4.2018

Project completion date: Q1.2019

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