Although it is impossible to eradicate the child labour, it is essential that we give them a minimum access to education. SOS Chrétiens d’Orient works in this way to help the children of the neighbourhood, where more than five thousand families live in deplorable conditions. The resources allocated to education, health and environment are unstable because it is divided into two governorates (Cairo and Kaliubya).
More than fifteen per cent of the inhabitants of this slum are under five years old. There are three public elementary schools and the capacity of a classroom is 70 children.
2325 children from Ezbet El Nakhl are still waiting to go to school. In 2017, following the request of Sister Mary of the orthodox congregation of the Daughters of Mary, SOS Chrétiens d’Orient financed the purchase of a building plot costing 146 150$. In 2018, the association wishes to support the children of Ezbet El Nakhl at a rate of $584,445 for the school construction and equipment supplies.
The school construction costs $914 882 and the supplies $138 549.