Thursday 19 October, Polish Ambassador to Cairo Michal Murkociński celebrated the delivery of equipment and tools donated by Poland’s Polish Aid for Youth with Special Needs to a leather workshop in Cairo. The donation comes within the framework of a programme for small grants funded by the Polish organisation in collaboration with the Egyptian the NGO Gisr al-Farah (Bridge of Joy).
The Polish Aid for Youth with Special Needs is affiliated to the international union founded by Jean Vanier in 1964. It operates in 35 countries and covers 147 communities including Egypt. The service is provided in Egypt in one of the poorest areas in Shoubra, Cairo. It supports families who include sons or daughters with special needs or disabilities, and the Gisr al-Farah disability centre teaches the children how to rely on themselves and live independently among a group. The Polish small grants programme teaches young people with disability to manufacture leather products.
22 October 2017