Cairo - Egypt



  Composting Plant
  Rug weaving / Patchwork
  Children Club
  Mother & Child
  Literacy Classes
  Paper Recycling
  Garbage Separation
  Tora Unit
  Tora 1
  Tora 2
  Tora 3
  The Quattamea Integrated Center for Recycling
  Quattamea 1
  Quattamea 2
  Quattamea 3
  Quattamea 4
  Transfer of Experience
  Personal Stories

  The Cave Cathedral !
   A Modern Wonder in the Heart of the Garbage City
  International Awards:
  more photos

Transfer of Experience

This project aims to use experience and knowledge gained in the Mokattam village in other garbage villages. The village selected is TORA village. The project is a concerted effort, on behalf of a marginalized group of people playing a vital role in the management of the urban environment of a section of the huge megalopolis, Cairo - household solid waste collection, disposal and recovery to accomplish the following : To inform, educate and convince official government policy and practice to reverse their decision to evict and move the people; To support and implement a neighborhood upgrading plan involving the ;

  • planning of streets,
  • construction of a school,
  • outpatient clinic,
  • park,
  • children’s club,
  • credit programs to upgrade the garbage collection vehicles from donkey-pulled carts to small pick-up trucks,
  • credit for small and micro-enterprise development, l
  • literacy classes,
  • infrastructure (water, sewage and power lines),
  • improving construction by painting facades of building,
  • planting trees,
  • community mobilization and participation.


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