محضر لقاء مع سيما دياب - العمل المجتمعي مع لاجئي سوريا في مصر 18 مارس 2013

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Minutes of Meeting with Sima Diab Tadamon Centre for the Support of the Syrian Community

Date: March 18, 2013 at 10:30 - 14:00

Venue: At ADEF - Baydar

Attendees:

  • Sima Diab, Founder of the Community Center

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  • Ranwa Yehia, ADEF Director
  • Noha El Shoky, ADEF Development Officer


Agenda of the meeting

  • Background on Sima Diab
  • Background on the start-up and development of the Community Center
  • Community Center partner NGOs
  • Activities and support currently provided through the Community Center
  • Projects in the pipeline
  • Background on ADEF’s operations
  • Potential areas of cooperation with ADEF
  • Nest steps


Background on Sima Diab

  • Award: 2012 refugee prize for independent activist.
  • Academic background: Communication strategy.
  • Worked in Baghdad for the Iraqi Media Network.


Project start-up and background

  • We are not about charity. We empower.
  • Outreach: thousands from all over Cairo.
  • Proposal was written in March 2012. Nobody listened September 2012. Funding came in October Doors were open in December 2012.
  • The center includes all factions of the Syrian society. We have Salafi and Ikhwan, Marxist, atheist etc
  • The community center is the first of its kind for Syrians anywhere.
  • Original idea was for the center to become hub for partnership everywhere


Blog: http://syndicatingfreedom.wordpress.com/ Website: under development, no domain yet


Partner NGOs:

  • Altadamon: runs three community centers working with refugees in Egypt http://www.altadamun.org/
  • Pstic: Psychosocial training institute in Cairo. Not registered
  • Both are funded by Terre des Hommes through UNHCR
  • Townhouse: micro grants training


The Community Center offers support in the areas of:

  • Micro grants through Altadamon
  • Legal advise on residency
  • Community service (physical place for sharing ideas)
  • A women’s forum
  • Child protection: (Fatma at Altadamon is taking a training on child protection)
  • Destitution,
  • Marriage consultation
  • Art classes for children
  • Community theatre
  • Mother’s day event
  • English classes for adults and children
  • Computer literacy (12-13 computers): just set up ten days ago
  • French classes
  • 9 Syrian psychosocial support (pick up cases with UNHCR from all around Egypt
  • Links to jobs
  • Mental and physical handicaps
  • 2 Psychosocial experts are specialized in autism


Projects in the pipeline:

  • Outreach: thousands from all over Cairo
  • Community outreach project: to work with UNHCR (unbiased, inclusive)
  • Digitizing everything we do in the center
  • There will be an online space mimicking the physical space
  • Planet 360: Tarek Nasser (built a proposal)
  • Smart map: mapping NGOs in Cairo, Alexandria
  • Sports summer camp with Wadi Degla Sporting Club. Needs to be finalized by end of April 2013


Background on ADEF’s operations:

  • Arab Digital Expression Camps (ADEC) http://info.arabdigitalexpression.org/en , http://arabdigitalexpression.org/programs/camps was inspired from the 1980ies Arab Computer Camps (Compu Camps: age 8 – 18)
  • First ADEC was implemented in 2007. On history of our camps:
  • Camps are about expression. The core is finding your own voice, then sharing it in various tools: video, sound, crafts, theatre, sports, stop motion etc.
  • Camp is a two week life changing experience
  • First grant was the Ashoka Fellowship: https://www.ashoka.org/fellow/ranwa-yehia
  • Team supported ADEC for the first two years
  • First year camp was Egyptian-Palestinian as we got funding for Palestinian youngsters
  • 2007 camp was our pilot and 2008 was the culmination of lessons learned
  • ADEC works with 60% underprivileged who are fully funded
  • ADEC works with middle and upper middle scholarships with ½ scholarships
  • ADEC markets the camps to rich children
  • Every three/four fully paying children cover one underprivileged youngster
  • ADEC got its first funding in 2009 from Nassej: http://www.naseej-cyd.org/en/naseej_program.php?sm=2&tm=1?tm=1
  • Aim was to business for development model
  • ADEF was registered in 2009
  • ADEF conducted a community mapping exercise for all potential partners in Mokattam the report for which can be found at: المسح المجتمعي للمقطم 2012
  • Only link to Syrian community is through the Syrian open source activist community


Potential areas for cooperation:

  • Call to Partner NGOs for the 2013 ADEC: [[معسكر التعبير الرقمي العربي السابع 2013 ]]
  • Setting up the Syrian Community Center technically
  • ADEF has a fund for 5 Syrian youngsters (3 girls and 2 boys between 12-15 years)
  • Establish a Digital Expression Community Area (DECA) http://arabdigitalexpression.org/deca at the Syrian Community Center
  • ADEF works with open source software to correspond to our open culture values. ADEF can set the Community Center up in that area
  • Sima can dedicate a few computers for open source software
  • Ranwa is connected with the Egyptian Autistic Society http://egyptautism.com/
  • There is already a candidate male youngster for the 2013 camp
  • Include community workers from the Community Center in our ToT workshops


Next steps:

  • An initial partnership meeting with Fatma Idris from Altadamon would be very beneficial at the Community Center on the 26th with: Ranwa Yehia, Ali Shaath, Gehan Shaaban: Camp Coordinator and Partnership Manager, and Mohamed Ammar: Network Administration Manager. With Wessam (Director) and Susan (Programming Officer). Confirmation needed
  • Schedule a field visit to the Community Center scouting for potential campers
  • Link Abdeljaleel with the Egyptian Autistic Society. Sima will speak with Dr Nancy who runs Pstic
  • Launch a call for reach out to Syrian youngsters between 12-15. Selection of youngsters usually takes place by end of April 2013
  • ADEF will send a link to the registration form for the camps to Sima by end of March 2013
  • A movie/information night featuring previous camp videos will be scheduled at the community center. Amr Gad (ADEF Media and PR Officer) is preparing a DVD with three movies featuring the camps and give to Ammar to take along to ADEF’s 26th of March visit to the Community Center