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Welcome to the Coptic Orphans resource page on Tamkeen. We're proud that Tamkeen is now a vibrant reality thanks to the generous funding of USAID. 

Here is Tamkeen, in brief:

What Is Tamkeen?

Tamkeen began as a two-year project implemented in Minya, Assiut, and Sohag. We are currently gearing up for a new stage of activities. The project is made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID/Egypt.

Why Tamkeen?

The United Nations Development program’s Human Development Report for 2010 revealed that poverty remains highly concentrated in rural upper Egypt, with 923 of the poorest 1,000 villages in Egypt located in the governorates of Assiut, Aswan, Beni Suef, Minya, Qena, and Sohag. There are low levels of civic awareness and community participation among female youth in these areas, TAMKEEN helps coordinate local resources to make a difference in three of those governorates: Minya, Assiut, and Sohag.

What Does Tamkeen Do?

Tamkeen will enable female school-aged youth to gain: 

  1. Awareness … of the importance of civic and community participation 

  2. Access … to civic activities and resources

  3. Practice … by setting community platforms for civic activities such as forum theaters, interactive café gatherings, and marketplace events

What Are the Goals of Tamkeen?

Tamkeen aims to accomplish the following:

  1. Create an enabling environment for female school-aged youth to participate in their local communities

  2. Improve the communication capacities of local associations for networking and media engagement

  3. Increase the civic engagement of female youth between the ages of 15 and 23 




Latest News:

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Success Stories:

Civic Engagement Takes Root in Nazlet Emart

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Learn About...

Tamkeen: A Development Perspective

Tamkeen Goals & Objectives

Tamkeen Strategy

Tamkeen Geographical Area