Being deprived from your basic rights will change your quality of life. It will even impact your identity as a human. When we talk about basic rights, we mean: Food, water, shelter, education, equal opportunities, health services and the list goes on.
Even though, basic rights are essential there are different factors that deprives children from receiving them. Here are some statistics from UNICEF that demonstrates these factors:
Parents and caregivers subject 93% of children to aggressive disciplinary activity (psychological or physical). 
61% of girls aged 15 to 17 years old were subjected to FGM. 
6.7% of girls were married by the age of 18. 
21% of children under the age of 5 are stunted, with 10% showing extreme stunting 16% of children under the age of five are overweight or obese. 
29.4% of children are living in multidimensional poverty in Egypt. 
What does marginalize mean?
In simple terms marginalized means “social exclusion”. Also, marginalization is the process of making a group of people less important to a secondary position.
So, if children are our future, yet they are deprived, what can we do to help better their situation?
By improving their overall education skills through: Technology literacy, digital literacy and empowering their problem-solving mindset, we believe that the children will cause a ripple of change effect in their society. This is simply because we believe that these children will become leaders and change-makers in their community and that’s why we have developed programs that aims to empower the children.
Aligned with GF's objective of fulfilling SDG 4: Quality education; “Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.” With the support of Misr El Kheir Foundation, this solution aims to develop different toolkits to improve the delivery of in-classrooms learning outcomes and support the development of Children personal and technological skills.
To know more about the tools check out the document below!
Operation Eden is a practical training program for youth, which takes them to a gamified learning experience with on aim of develop and enhance their technical, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills by focusing on build their awareness about digital fabrication technologies, entrepreneurship, design thinking, and utilizing the Facilities and environment of the Feb Lab that help to innovate and create new things.
To know more about the Operation Eden check out the document below!
Junior Ambassadors Project
The Junior Ambassadors project focuses on building a compassionate, tech literate and responsible maker who is proactive and connected to his community. The Program is an interactive learning and coaching experience that empowers creativity, innovation, communication and teamwork. This program is designed to provide an interactive learning experience using human-centric design to boost children’s 21st century skills within a safe compassionate environment.
Teachers Empowerment Program
Teachers Empowerment Program is an interactive professional development program for teachers to support them with methodologies and tools to boost engagement, properly manage students' behaviors within classrooms and to create an experienced community of practice for long-term impact.
If you wish to know more about the programs or support Giza Foundation, please contact us by clicking here!
 Communication for Development. (2018). Unicef.org. https://www.unicef.org/egypt/communication-development