History of Naath Community Development Center
NCDC is not-for-profit, community based initiative, founded in 2008. The original motto was “Education is Power.” The logo was designed with group of children holding hands in circle. Our present logo has been modernized to integrate a symbol of green sweet corn to represent the inclusive Naath culture.
Naath Community was created for African refugee children in Cairo, of whom many are orphans. In addition to having no one to take care of them, they also have no resources to go to school. Many refugees with children have no means to provide education or daycare for their children. Due to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan, the number of refugee children is increasing each day. Seventy percent of South Sudanese children are sitting idly in housing, without attending school and many of them are traumatized, and thus need a great deal of support. Naath supports new arrival refugees and their children and those who are struggling financially with food bags and clothes, which have been donated by churches and friends. In addition, we have good number of volunteers who teach the children, building their capacity to not only learn, but to adapt and heal. Naath offers an array of primary school, adult education and vocational programs, including language classes for those who do not speak Arabic and English. Furthermore, we provide counseling classes for traumatized people, who have witnessed atrocities, survived and fled from the war. Our goal is that these refugees will learn the necessary skills, which will enable them to cope with loss, acclimate to a foreign country, become self-sufficient through employment and ultimately support their families.
Our vision, at Naath Community, is to empower the homeless, helpless and hopeless refugees of South Sudan. We foster learning for both children and adults alike, so they may acquire necessary knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) in a safe and caring environment. Our hope is that these individuals will grow to be productive and prosperous members of society—carrying with them, the core values of the school which are integrity, respect and excellence.
Our mission, at Naath Community, is to develop and enable orphans, as well as refugee children and adults, to recover from the trauma of war, rebuild their lives, create their talents and fulfill their dreams. We provide children a loving environment, in which to be cared for and promote engaged, age-appropriate learning. To adults, we strive to offer the highest quality instruction by teachers who are invested in the success of each student. We wish to bring opportunities to the entire refugee community and work together in partnership, so that we may benefit all those who suffer and are in need.