World Learning Europe wins Boeing grant to launch disability inclusion programme in Egypt

World Learning Europe received a $75,000 1-year grant under Boeing’s education focal area. Boeing is committed to helping children and youth achieve their potential through educational enrichment and support programs that promote academic success, independence and economic sustainability.

World Learning Europe identified Light and Hope as a local partner and they are currently delivering the programme on the ground in Egypt.

World Learning Europe is supporting Light and Hope board members, trainers, personnel and target beneficiaries to create more inclusive environments for people with sight disabilities in Egyptian society.

The project objectives include improvement of services provided to the blind and people of low vision as well as raising awareness about the need for social inclusion.  Capacity-building for those who work with blind and low-vision people – namely care takers and practitioners will be central to the program.

Using workshops, community-led support groups, local training organisations and training manuals designed from the beneficiary’s perspective, World Learning Europe aims to create sustainable, lasting and locally-led programs that work to foster inclusion of blind and low-visibility people in Egypt.