Egypt Children

About Egypt

Millions of Egyptian children are born into poverty, where malnutrition at a young age translates into lifelong health problems. The pressures of making ends meet drive many families to put their children to work, often in dangerous jobs that jeopardize their health as well as their futures. To support the growing youth population, Save the Children sponsors life skills, livelihood, internships, and artisan programs to prepare young people for further education, life opportunities and challenges.

Facts About

More than 88 Million
live there

Girls only stay in school an average of 13 years

21 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday

A parent earns an average
of just $8 a day

Our Work

Save the Children works with young boys and adolescents in the Choices program in rural Egypt to improve their views on girls and girls’ role in Egyptian society.

Read a recent New York Times article about the program

Our Work in

Last Year, Save the Children...

protected 25,802
from harm

supported 7,746
in times of crisis

provided 120,912 children
with a healthy start in life

helped 3,502 families
feed their children

gave 61,674 children
vital nourishment

Sponsor A Child

Since 1996, Save the Children in Egypt has worked with local communities and organizations to design Sponsorship programs for kids. Targeted to help children from early childhood to early adulthood, our programs work to make a healthy and safe environment where children can learn and grow. We nurture healthy moms and healthy babies by providing access to high-impact, low-cost care, working to stop preventable death in both mother and child. Our early childhood programs help prepare toddlers and young children for school by giving them access to quality preschools and early literacy programs, while our programs designed for primary school-aged kids work to transform students into lifelong learners by building strong curriculums and passionate teachers. Our work with adolescents focuses on that challenging transition between childhood and adulthood, helping ensure it’s a positive one by teaching them money, job and relationship skills. We also provide health education and care to children in need through our school health programs to help children stay healthy, well-nourished and in school. Thanks to the generous support from our community of sponsors, these essential programs in Egypt continue to give children a healthy start and the opportunity to learn, protecting them from harm along the way.

Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2015 State of the World’s Mothers report. You can access detailed data here.

Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2015; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2015; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2015

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