Our main activities are the Recycling School established in 2000, the source segregation public awareness project in collaboration with Dr. Mostafa Tolba''s International Center for Environment and Development (ICED) initiated in 2004 with funding from the Italian Development Cooperation, and a networking initiative with CDA''s in the neighbourhood. We have currently been approved for a GTZ Local Initiatives Fund for the procurement of legal documents. It is due to begin within the next two months.
Project : Implementing a source segregation scheme for residential waste in a district/neighborhood of 72,000 households
(segregation at the original source)
Commencement Date : October 2004
NGO Mission : Enhancing the livelihood of the garbage collectors area
inhabitants (health - environment – development)
Geographical coverage : Cairo
To test a pilot project in a neighborhood within the AMA Arab zone to source segregate household waste into wet and dry in order to create jobs for the Zabbaleen who have lost their jobs because of new policy of the Egyptian government to privatize waste management to international companies and to secure jobs for the young generation of the zabbaleen in the non-organic recycling business.