Nile Valley Cairo: Helping Vulnerable Street Girls

We work together with a local organisation in an enormous slum to the west of Cairo. Its goal is to enable vulnerable girls to go to school and learn to stand up for themselves. We have chosen a target group of 200 such girls because that is what we are able to cope with.

These girls largely live on the streets, where they beg or try to sell various trinkets. But they need to go to school, and we help with this. Our various projects encourage these girls to have a more positive self-image and to set higher goals for themselves in life. We also provide various sorts of training that will enable them to find better work later on.

If you would like to know more, look at our website www.nijlvallei.nl or our Facebook page www.facebook.com/nijlvallei.

Peter Cohen Remembered

It is with sadness we share the news that Peter passed away late yesterday afternoon, 23 May 2020, following surgery for stomach cancer. His family wrote, “Although we are utterly bereft we rejoice in the knowledge that he is in the presence of his Lord and Saviour.”

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Feeding the Poorest in Cyangugu

Cyangugu is a small strategic frontier town in the south west of Rwanda on the border with The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the southern tip of Lake Kivu, contiguous with the Congolese town of Bukavu which is accessed by two bridges across the Ruzizi river.

Rik Mager is the director of the school. His wife, Caroline, coordinates the feeding programs in the Diocese because of malnutrition in this part of Rwanda. I asked Rik for an update on the program in the light of Covid-19.

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