We are super excited about this move! A forward step to give the gift of Education and Empowerment to boys!
Here, in Heya Masr, we understand the important key component for a successful society, which is to bring our program to include boys and young men. We want to create the environment that is suitable and welcoming for girls by empowering the young generation of boys and men.
Like girls, young boys face the same difficult and hostile circumstances within our Egyptian society. With the great success we have observed of our program with girls over the past three years, we developed an activities-based program for young boys with a primary focus on character development, most importantly the boys’ understanding of their role as well as the role of women in society.
Therefore, in September 2016, with the partnership with Tawasol, in the center of Astable Anter, we kicked off our first class for boys only, age 8-12 years.
The overall goal and objective of this effort are to raise stronger and confident young men who support their communities and the women within them. The program is focused on gender equality within the three main pillars: Character Development, Health, and Nutrition, and Harassment Awareness. The program to run on a weekly basis for 9 months and broken into three levels. The early report of the first few classes, that boys loving it and enjoying every activity we do with them. We will keep you posted.