Association of Upper Egypt for Education and Development - AUEED
The Association was established in 1940, and leads education and development initiatives in four main zones of Upper Egypt: Menya, Assiut, Sohag and Luxor.
When Father Henry Ayrout established the Association, he believed that the school could be a focal point for community development where children get their education, values and learn to actively participate in the development of their local communities.
Through the schools and development centers, the Association spreads its developmental services to the community as a whole providing health, nutrition, vocational training, youth and women empowerment programs. Educating young girls is the first step towards empowering women and raising their self esteem, and hence, spreading out the female rights among the community members and redressing gender discrimination.