What is Egyptian Initiatives?

Egyptian Initiatives is an independent, non-political, non-religious, and non-profit online awareness platform aiming for selecting and highlighting all the valuable initiatives within the Egyptian Society that contribute to making Egypt a better place. We believe in the power of the Egyptian people, independent of the government, independent of any political or religious groups, and independent of any constrains. We believe that we together, as Egyptians, can actively contribute on daily basis to making our society, our lives, and the lives of others continuously better.

The Egyptian society is facing serious problems such as poverty, hunger and polution among many others. We believe that with proper awareness and the contribution and the active participation of the people, we can actively find solutions to such problems, and this is where this platform comes to play an important role. Egyptianinitiatives.com will act as an awareness and communication channel promoting different important initiatives/organizations under one roof, capitalizing on the power of the internet and social media as a medium, to encourage active participation and also to foster the birth of new valuable initiatives. In the future we plan on providing this platform as a collaboration platform between the different initiatives, organizations, individuals, and corporate sponsors to plan and organize nation-wide projects tackling problems on a massive scale, providing a sort of non-governmental social security/solidarity (تكافل اجتماعي).

For detailed information please click here: http://www.egyptianinitiatives.com/blog/2010/02/the-concept/

Selected Initiatives


Eco Options Egypt is Egypt’s first online website about the environmentally friendly lifestyle options available in Egypt.

It aims at giving exposure to all things environment in Egypt. We believe that the exposed materials will act as tools to enable Egyptians to become more environmentally friendly in their daily activities and ultimately, their way of life.

The options, or tools, will be identified and presented in the form of articles, galleries, polls and much more. We want to promote a behavioral change that can be easily achieved through the Options we present, and to instill environmental ethics in Egyptians to be part of the global trend towards environmental protection.


Keep Egypt Clean

Keep Egypt CleanWhat we want to do is start a "Green Revolution" in Egypt. We want to make people environmentally aware of their surroundings, make this country a better experience, not just for the people living here, but also for the millions of tourists that come here every year. We are always looking for people to help, give us ideas, or even just a simple encouraging comment to motivate us. So, whatever you choose to do, thank you for supporting us.


Egyptian Food Bank

Egyptian Food BankEFB is a charitable entity aimed at the supply and delivery of food to orphans, elders, widows, needy families and persons incapable of work or profit. EFB is sponsored by a number of private sector companies, in collaboration with volunteer individuals. The EFB idea is set on accepting monetary and material donations as well as unused or extra foods, through collection from different entities, companies, organizations or individuals and making use of it by offering healthy meals on periodical schedules to the true needy.


Draw A Smile

“Draw a Smile” For a Child

Even a Smile is Charity. Who are we: Young professionals and students based in the UK looking to help orphanages in Developing Countries, starting with an orphanage in Egypt. We aim to 'Draw a Smile' on the face of every orphan that we support. Through collaborative fundraising we look to nurture their personal growth, and encourage their self confidence, for a future filled with smiles. 'Draw a Smile' has been recently founded by a group of young professionals and students in London. We're looking to help Orphanages in Developing Countries, starting with Egypt.

Partly as we have the appropriate facilities on the ground to make sure our money actually gets there and makes a difference! Secondly, in countries like Egypt, the most striking thing is the sheer number of homeless children on the streets. We have all witnessed how orphans are really neglected there and its our duty as Muslims to look out for them and do everything we can. For more information please visit www.drawasmile.org.uk

To kindly donate please send a 'personal' payment to: [email protected]


Stop Sexual Harassment in Egypt

Stop Sexual Harassment in EgyptA group against Sexual Harassment in Egypt! If we can stop it in Egypt we can definitely stop it ANYWHERE! Please contribute with your Ideas, Personal Stories, experiences and anything that you think could bring about change..it really is about time we take some action..the more we ignore this problem the more it manifests! This group will also try to provide you with all the necessary information you need to know about the situation in Egypt as per the Egyptian Center for Women Rights (ECWR) and messages will be sent as to how you can help and events of the campaign against sexual harassment in Egypt


Egypt Carpoolers

Egypt CarpoolersEgyptcarpoolers.com is designed to simply help people share rides in and around Cairo. It is basic: there is a list of people who can offer rides and there is a list of people who are looking for rides and the site automatically matches similar rides together. Pretty simple! Listings can be one-time or recurring (i.e., every Thursday of the week or every weekday at 7am). There are lots of benefits to carpooling like: saving money (gas, maintenance, car depreciation), reducing traffic and accordingly less time to get to your destination, less driving related stress, less parking problems, and saving the environment by reducing carbon emissions.


Cairo Cycler's Club

Getting all Egypt on bikes!

We started in Korba Festival in May 2008, our slogan is one car less, less pollution, better future for the next generations, increase greenery, keep the environment clean, this was the motive behind closing Korba every Friday for pedestrians(till November2008) followed by World Environmental day in June 2008 followed then by a lot of events throughout Cairo and this month March 2009 we found ourselves participating in the World kidney Day attending a conference inviting people to be aware of their health. So we think we are achieving our goal starting by changing our life style to reduce pollution, to reduce risk factors for a lot of health problems, followed by watching out our diet, our health, its all related.


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Submit an Initiative

Simply send us an e-mail with a description of your organization or initiative:

[email protected]

We do not endorse any political or religious initiatives, since those initiatives tend to cause a lot of dispute, and we are trying to bring our society together for the greater good of our people.

Participate Today!

It is very easy! Participate by checking out the initiatives listed below and start taking action in your everyday life! Awareness is also an important factor in the success of this platform, so spread the word, tell your friends, post a link to the website on your facebook profile, add a link to your website, or just tweet about it! Spread the word!


The website is still under construction, and we will be adding more features to it very soon allowing for an even more active participation from everyone!

For Bloggers

If you are a blogger and you believe in the cause of this platform, post about it in your blog and let your readers know about it.

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