RiseUp is over, but its satellite events aren't. Aiming to raise EGP 50,000, the Egyptian social enterprise wants to fund tuition fees for 20 school pupils in suburban Giza.
In partnership with Man Ahyaha charity foundation, the Egyptian social enterprise Doodle Factory is helping to fund tuition fees of 20 underprivileged children coming from Behbeit Al-Ayat, one of the suburban Giza villages. The Doodle Factory announced an open invitation to join them on Friday, December 14th between 1 PM and 6 PM at Startup Haus Cairo, where they'll have access to the Factory's backstage of producing doodles with these 20 school pupils to be turned into products.
After fundraising for health-related issues since inception, this is the second time the Doodle Factory ventures into funding for education. "We’ve chosen this village because we’re partners with Man Ahyaha NGO that works with the children there," Co-founder and CEO Yasmeen Khamis tells Startup Scene. "A year ago, before the community school was built, children had to walk for two hours or ride a tuktuk. One day, some of the children fell out of the tuktuk in a lake and died. So, eversince Man Ahyaha took the initiative to build a school very close to the kids, we helped fund one of the areas that was being turned into a library and now we’ll be covering the tuition fees of 20 out of the 100 children there."
They haven't decided on the products they're going to come out of this art session, but Khamis reckons they will be around 3,000 items. The Doodle Factory is also bringing songwriter Nesma El-Shazly to open up a discussion about the endless possibilities of creativity and impact. El-Shazly is known to write songs for a cause. Most notably, the songwriter wrote the "Shoof B'Albak" song for Ahl Masr's campaign supporting burn victims released in 2016 and sung by Hisham Kharma, Nesma Herky, Hany ElDakkak, Bushra, and ZIGZAG.
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