IOM Egypt Provides Equipment to Refurbish Migrant Community Centres in Cairo

Cairo – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Egypt donated equipment to three migrant community schools and one community centre in Cairo, to improve their safe and healthy environment. Such community-led spaces play a vital role in migrants’ day-to-day life; they provide guidance, protection, education and training, as well as shelter when needed. The donated items included school tables and chairs, basic appliances, water heaters and blankets, which are expected to benefit more than 1,200 migrants living in Cairo. By creating better equipped environment that would strengthen the capacity of the community schools and center, the donation will contribute to improving education and services provided by them.

“The provision of education is a solid base which allows pupils to demonstrate the right skills for their integration in Egypt or back home. This is an essential objective of my Organization. At a time of a pandemic hitting equally the Egyptian host and the migrants’ communities, it is such an important aspect of our actions to uphold people’s resilience through community learning, grassroot discussions and exchanges, with the aim to deliver the right education to the youth. The youth are a key audience for building our future. It is a pleasure to see them learning and exchanging with peers” said Mr. Laurent De Boeck, IOM Chief of Mission to the Arab Republic of Egypt, at one of the donation ceremonies at a migrant community school, attended by H.E. Mr. OKA Hiroshi,  Ambassador of Japan to Egypt, and H.E. Mr. Barry Ibrahima Sory, First Secretary, representing H.E. Mr. Soriba Camara, Ambassador of Guinea to Egypt.

This donation was made possible with the generous support of the People of Japan. This activity is in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), namely, Goal 4: ‘Quality Education’ and Goal 10: ‘Reduced inequalities’.

 For further information, please contact Omar Awwad at IOM Egypt, Tel: +20 101 2428 527 Email: