Haddouta Merseya for development and services is a non-profit organisation registered in 2018. Its main program "I am a genuine Egyptian"seeks to empower girls to have access to higher education to be effective leaders and agent of changes in their communities.
We are a group of friends and friends of friends who decided to give backto our community; to support girls to get access to higher education. Many of the group members got educational scholarships inside and outside Egypt to pursue their dreams and experienced personal and professional benefit of being lifelong learners. We do believe that giving backis one of our duties to our beloved country Egypt to support girls to have the same experience in fulfilling their dreams.
The "NOW" participants are the "TOMORROW" leaders of their initiative!
How the initiative started?
It was the revolution year of 2011, and the situation in Egypt was unstable and unsafe as well. Mr. Kamal decided to send his daughter “Manal” to the technical school. Technical school is just for a short period of time - 3 years; it is not a financially demanding school. The daughter was feeling down that her dream of joining the secondary school and college was fading away, but she was totally aware of her family financial status. In the summer of 2011, I met the father and he told me the story of his daughter Manal; I encouraged him to transfer her to secondary school to fulfill her dream to join the college after that. The second day I had “a text message” from the father that he transferred Manal’ admission papers to the secondary school. At that moment, I felt responsible and I started to support her financially, meeting and encouraging her as well. Now, Manal is studying at the college of Education, she is happy and feel more confident about herself. (Initiative team member)
This initiative started by one person/donor and extended to 20 persons who believe in supporting girls’ education. Manal’s story is the inspiration for this initiative as we believe there are many girls who are in the same position. That is why we decided to start our initiative “the right of access to higher education”
Some of the group members experienced receiving financial support to fulfil their dreams in studying abroad and they think that they could give back and support other girls to have the same experience in fulfilling their dreams as well.
I am a genuine Egyptian program برنامج انا مصرية اصيلة
In November 2019, we added a new component to project to become a Mentoring project that each girl who are studying in the university or high school mentor two kids in Primary school to improve their reading and writing skills. Help them to develop their talents and be good role model for them.
The project goal: to enhance the leadership skills and the values of responsibility, belonging and peaceful co existence of 20 girls who are studying in university and high school.
The expected results:
1. 20 girls studying in the university are trained to be mentors
2. 40 kids in primary school are improved in their reading and writing skills
3. 60 persons (big girls and kids) practiced the value of peaceful co- existence
Haddouta Merseya for development and services is a non-profit organisation registered in 2018. Its main program "I am a genuine Egyptian"seeks to empower girls to have access to higher education to be effective leaders and agent of changes…