The NGO Integrated Care Society (ICS) won the Sharka Award for volunteer work for their upgrading projects in two informal areas in the Governorate of Helwan.
The brochure “Participatory Upgrading of Informal Areas in Helwan” presents these upgrading projects that have been realized in the informal areas Ezbet and Arab El-Walda, located in the Governorate of Helwan. The projects have been assisted by GIZ through the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP). Approaches for participatory upgrading promoted by the PDP have been adopted by ICS for the development of these informal areas.
The objective of ICS was to provide a realistic model that can be repeated for the development of slum areas and that relies on the participation of community members in order to improve the environmental situation, the quality of infrastructure as well as educational, cultural and health services. The brochure presents the successful implementation of the project.
The Sharka Award – being the first prize of its kind in the Arab World – highlights the importance of volunteer efforts. It encourages all those who contribute as volunteers with their efforts to the improvement of various fields.
The brochure is printed bilingual in English and Arabic. For the download, the English and Arabic version have been separated.