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21

Dec

Saúde Criança: A Program for Health and Social Inclusion

Could a program like this work in the Arab world?

14

Dec

Coke adds life? Yes.

Check out how Making More Health Changemakers competition winners Cola Life are using Coca Cola’s global reach to save lives 


30

Nov

Job Vacancy: Alwan wa Awtar

Ashoka Arab World Fellow Azza Kamel's Alwan wa Awtar is hiring! 

Job title           : Art Center Coordinator

Job status        : Full time (40 Hours a week)

Reporting to   : Learning through the Arts Project Manager

About Alwan wa Awtar

Established in December 2005, Alwan wa Awtar (A&A) is a non-profit organization registered with the Ministry of Social Affairs (reg. no 6320) with the aim of promoting visual and performing arts and non-formal education to enhance the creativity and critical thinking of underprivileged children and youth. Using arts as a vehicle for social development, we envision a more knowledgeable, creative and cultured youth who are able to compete in today’s world so that they will be able to break the cycle of poverty in which they were brought up in. Situated in the heart of the community we serve, our staff and volunteers are deeply committed to working for positive and innovative social change. 

Job summary:

Responsible for setting the strategy and direction of the Art center and for overseeing the general management and operation of the center. He/she is responsible for the overall day-to-day supervision of the Art center towards its mission. S/he facilitates the progress of the center’s activities through fundraising resources and coordinating the efforts of A&A’s members, full-time and part-time staff, animators, board, and external partners.


Job Description:

-          Maintain the smooth running of the Art center (daily operations)

-          Plan and attend events such as summer programs, field trips, concerts and other special events related to the art center activities.

-          Liaise with the animators to formulate the curriculum (plan) of the activity

-          Ensure that A&A’s values are demonstrated in all the activities and interactions of the center

-          Maintain a comprehensive database and profile of the children to monitor progress and to provide a service of quality to the child

-          Oversee the classes of the arts program from time to time, to ensure the quality of the activities and their alignment to A&A’s strategic goals, values and institutional approaches

-          Mobilize volunteers for the center according to the center’s needs and capacity

-          Provide all required reports related to performance evaluation (team and animators),activities and events reports…etc.

-          Devise a plan for community outreach and mobilization of support towards the fulfillment of the Art center’s mission and objectives and maintaining a good image of A&A in the surrounding community

-          Establish and maintain an updated database of the community (parents, community, key leaders, schools, other NGOs in the area…)

-          Establish a proper filling and documentation system for the center and liaise with the animators and team to maintain the system

-          Provide the necessary mentoring and guidance to the children and ensure that all staff and volunteers are doing the same as well

-          Attend all A&A meetings, events, trips as required

-          Perform other duties as assigned by the direct manager


Conditions

Working days: 5 days/ week

Working hours: 11am – 7pm or 12pm - 8pm

Work location: Mokattam – Elhadaba Elwosta

Specifications

A suitable candidate for this post should:

-          Hold a Bachelor degree in a related discipline (Fine Arts/ Education/ Development/ Social Work preferred)

-          Be fluent in both Arabic and English languages

-          Be punctual, dedicated and a good planner

-          Be self motivated, proactive and able to take initiative

-          Be creative with an interest in the arts and life-long learning

-         Be organized with good time management and decision making skills

-         Be flexible and able to adapt to changing circumstances

-          Be experienced in working/volunteering with children

-          Be able to communicate effectively with diverse people (local community, children, staff, foreign volunteers)



Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience.

If interested please send your resume & a cover letter stating your interest to Ms. Nairy Abd El Shafy: Learning through the Arts Project Manager at: n.abdelshafy@gmail.com no later than December 8th, 2011.

The Arab World’s own “CrowdVoice” Selected as a winner of the #CitizenMedia Changemakers Competition!

CrowdVoice.org has been selected as one of 4 winners of the Citizen Media Changemakers Competition! You can read more about their project here. Congrats to all participants in this project, and thank you to everyone who voted!  

21

Nov

Building an Egypt@Work, a Focus on Skills and Entrepreneurship

Ashoka Arab World Fellow Ehaab Abdou’s NGO Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM) and The International Youth Foundation (IYF), in partnership with MasterCard Foundation, recently launched Egypt@Work – a program focusing on reducing youth unemployment and promoting entrepreneurship in Egypt.

15

Nov

Check out this inspiring video from Citizen Media Changemakers Competition finalists Meedan!

Like it?  Then vote to determine the winner of the Citizen Media competition here!  

14

Nov

Check out this inspiring video from Citizen Media Changemakers Competition finalists CrowdVoice.Org ! 

Like it?  Then vote to determine the winner of the Citizen Media competition here!  

Interesting video from Ashoka US Fellow Billy Parish of Solar Mosaic about Crowdfunded Community Solar Energy Projects.  

Could this type of model work in the Arab World?

13

Nov

Vote Now for the Citizen Media Changemakers Competition!

The finalists for the Citizen Media Changemakers competition have been announced, including two finalists from the Arab World!  Check out the finalist page and vote for your favorite Citizen Media initiative!

02

Nov

Learn about Ashoka’s Hybrid Value Chains!

01

Nov

Join Ashoka Arab World Fellow Raghda El Ebrashi’s AYB for World Pneumonia Day Festival at the Gezira Youth Center. More info here.
Nov 12th, 10am - 11:30pm

Join Ashoka Arab World Fellow Raghda El Ebrashi’s AYB for World Pneumonia Day Festival at the Gezira Youth Center. More info here.

Nov 12th, 10am - 11:30pm

27

Oct

Vote for El Nafeza in the BBC World Challenge!

Vote for Ashoka Arab World Fellow Mohamed Abou El Naga’s El Nafeza Foundation in the BBC World Challenge.  They are the first Egyptian organization to ever make it to the finals! 

24

Oct

Do you like coffee, social entrepreneurship, and fine literature?  Well then you have exquisite taste, and you will love our newest feature in Cilantro Central Magazine, available for FREE at all Cilantro Cafe locations.  Go get yours today! 

Do you like coffee, social entrepreneurship, and fine literature?  Well then you have exquisite taste, and you will love our newest feature in Cilantro Central Magazine, available for FREE at all Cilantro Cafe locations.  Go get yours today! 

20

Oct

Tune into the #ArabNetCairo Conference Live! Right Now!

At 5pm Ashoka Arab World Fellow Ranwa Yehia will be speaking on “Egypt 2.0” !

With @Tegaranet checking their website via ipad at #ArabNetCairo , and look, it’s us!  

With @Tegaranet checking their website via ipad at #ArabNetCairo , and look, it’s us!