About Aftercare Problem

Family is the best child care environment, but unfortunately, there’s a huge number of children who are deprived of this right, there are more than 140 million children around the world who’ve lost one or both of their parents.

From them at least 15 million children have lost both of their parents according to UNICEF (2015). Most of these children are being raised in Institutional Homes “Orphanages”.

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About Sanad Conference

The conference aims to enhance aftercare policies and institutional practices through connecting alternative care stakeholders and setting a platform for learning and collaboration among Arab nations to overcome the challenges of “Aftercare”.

Private Sector’s Role in Supporting Care Leavers Integration in Society

Legislations and Governmental Policies for Aftercare

Youth Participation in the Development of the Aftercare system

Institutional Homes’ Best Practices in the Field of Aftercare

Role of Media in Supporting the Social Inclusion of Orphaned Youth

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Conference Speakers

H.E. Ghada Wali
H.E. Ghada Wali Minister of Social Solidarity Egypt
Eng. Shahab al-Nawawi
Eng. Shahab al-Nawawi Chairman of Giza Systems Company and Giza Systems Foundation Educational (Egypt)
Dr. Heba Wagih
Dr. Heba Wagih Professor of Psychology at the American University (Egypt)
Ibrahim Salama
Ibrahim Salama Mass Communication Student (Egypt)
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Conference In Numbers


Agenda Highlights

Ministerial Plenary Session on Aftercare in the MENA Region: Policy, the challenges and the way forward

Regional Presentations on  the Role of Lead Organizations in Supporting Institutional Care Homes and Orphaned Youth

 Institutional Care Homes Showcasing Regional Best Practices on After Care

After leaving: Youth Engagement & Participation in Aftercare Reform 

Doing Good While Doing Well: The Private Sector’s new narrative of ‘equal opportunity’

Using Media to Gain Community Support for Youth Without Parental Care

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Partners and Sponsor

Strategic Partner

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Youth Partner

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Business lead Partner

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Media Sponsors

Public Relations Partner

Media Panal  Partners

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About Wataneya

Wataneya Society for the Development of Orphanages is a registered Egyptian non-profit organization since 2008 (7478/2008), that aims to “Create a future of equal opportunities for children and youth without parental care” through providing institutional development services for child care homes and capacity building programs for orphaned youth and their caregivers.

Since 2008, Wataneya has introduced various innovative solutions based on a transformational approach to reform the orphanage care sector in Egypt and ensure a better future for children and youth raised in institutional homes.

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