The Sadat Association for Development and Social Welfare held a one-day participatory session in Menofia governorate on the most vital challenges in their communities the most prominent societal needs, defined priorities and community needs of the Menofia governorate . This comes within the framework of the activities of the project to enhance youth political and civic participation in Egypt, which is implemented by the Sadat Association for Development and Social Welfare under the auspices of the German ifa Institution. “Supported with German Federal Foreign Office’s, funds by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Funding programme zivik”
The session dealt with some urgent community problems that were identified by the youth and in cooperation with a consultative team specialized in identifying and prioritizing community needs and building capacities during the first part of the session. Among the most prominent problems that were raised in the session were enhancing the ways of expediting the delivery of sanitation and drinking water projects, the lack of human and material resources in hospitals and health insurance clinics, the density of educational classes, the incapacity of teachers, and working to expedite the end of the construction reconciliations in violation of the law.
These problems were also presented and discussed with a number of prominent figures locally related to the topics raised, such as some representatives of the legislative and executive authorities, academics, community leaders and members of the boards of directors of some youth centers and active institutions and/or NGO’s.
Among them Mr. Ahmed Al-Badawi, Director of Planning Department at Tala City Council, and Mr. Professor / Director of the Kafr Rabi` Youth Center.
In light of these international challenges, considerations of the outbreak of the Corona epidemic and the endeavours of the governments of the countries of the world and citizens of different nationalities to restore normal life routine. El-Sadat Association has been successfully organized the activities as per the Egyptian ministry of health regulations as well as WHO guidelines. The masks, alcohol, and face protector were distributed to the participants and the working team as the venue was safely and effectively sterilized.