L'Arche Egypt
Communities : MINIA, ALEXANDRIA, CAIRO - 1 house
Core members : 44 - 8 welcomed in a L’Arche home

Read Hany touching story

Hany and his sister Nagat now live in L’Arche in Egypt. They were born in a region along the Nile river in Middle-Egypt. Both experience an intellectual disability. When their mother died their uncle took Hany and Nagat and locked them in a tiny room in the basement. They had one very small window that allowed oxygen and some sunlight in. They received food and water through this tiny window, but that was it. This room was their entire world, and they experienced complete abandonment. One day the door to Hany and Nagat’s tiny room was opened, and Hany and Nagat were welcomed back into the world and, what is more, into a home and a place of belonging. 

"It means my family who I live with, it means the garden and it’s big and wide, and not suffocating like an ordinary house, it means to plant and crop with my friends, and learn everything like reading and biking.” - Hany, L'Arche Al Fulk

Creating Change

  • The sale of candles, extremely successful, has contributed to a sense of self-esteem and independence for the Core Members.
  • Al Fulk hosts a weekly medical center, which provides services to people in need and improves integration into society.
  • L’Arche in Egypt is developing - Alexandria and Cairo are both relatively new.

Vision for the Future

  • To be a unifying presence in a society plagued by conflict.
  • To be an example to our society of how to treat persons with disabilities.
  • To provide more activities for the Core Members, that encourage a sense of personal responsibility and genuine participation in the building of civil society.

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