A total of 120 young girls got to experience a life-changing programme, “Your Health in our Eyes” that aims to transform their lives by empowering them for a challenging life ahead.
The Egyptian Association for the Dissemination and Development of Legal Awareness, in cooperation with the Relief and Emergency Association, concluded a medical and social campaign with two medical convoys that target disadvantaged girls and seek methods to help them integrate in the wider community.
The targeted girls were divided between those who are currently in conflict with the law and others who are at risk. They are provided with housing in a girls’ guesthouse in Al-Qubba and the girls’ association in Al-Agouza.
The overall project includes several exercises and activities that work in parallel to prepare the girls for healthy engagement in the community. Meanwhile, Your Health in Our Eyes focuses on the medical aspect in order to improve the health status of each and every girl in both entities.
The campaign secures accurate records; regular medical tests including blood, blood-sugar, and urine; general tests; regular treatments; and tailored tests that depend on each case. On the other hand, the latest convoys provided treatment and medical glasses for all the needy girls.
“The institution is on its way to apply in-house standards in accordance with the Ministerial Decree No. 51 of 2015. The health aspect is an important component of the standards prescribed by the decision,” Director of the girls’ association in Al-Agouza Aml Al-Alemy said. “The enterprise is highly interested in the medical part along with the integration and rehabilitation programmes. The importance of developing the medical files of each girl is in the interest of girls themselves in terms of history monitor.”
“Given the importance of the health care component due to the ministerial decree as well as the importance of providing this service for the resident girls, the association between the Egyptian Society with the Emergency and Relief Foundation was absolutely correct for their extended expertise in the field of health services,” director of the girls’ guesthouse in El-Kouba Hanan Abdel-Rahman said. “We also plan to implement a number of health-education programmes for girls in order to increase their awareness of healthy behaviours.”
“The initiative comes within the framework of the project, which sought to develop a case management system for each institution as a whole. The project is also implemented to conform to the system as well as the standard quality approved by the Ministerial Decree No. 15 of 2015,” said Hani Eid, manager of the girls’ rehabilitation project to integrate into the community.