Sometimes, innocent drawings are windows to tragedy. When Heba* started drawing and her Coptic Orphans Rep asked the right questions, a horrifying event unfolded. Continue reading
A few months ago, Coptic Orphans held a High Achievers Ceremony celebrating children and youth who did great things: excelled academically, overcame tough challenges and perfected their talents.
Now, with the results of Thanaweya Amma (least year of high school) launching our youth into new futures, it seems good to revisit Nermien’s words at the celebration. Continue reading
Coptic Orphans has two criteria for accepting a child into our flagship program, Not Alone: the child’s father must be deceased, or the child’s father abandons the family — such as when the father have converted from Christianity. That’s because conversion in Egypt is permanent, and has permanent implications for children very similar, at best, to a father’s death.