Ms. Nahed Hegazy

Ms. Nahed Hegazy

Orphanage manager at Resala - Heliopolis

 

 

Nahed Hegazy studied at the Faculty of Social Work and was resolved from the start to have a career in the field. She started out as a volunteer at an orphanage, where she spent time guiding and counseling young children. Her efforts did not go unrecognized and she was offered a full time job at the orphanage, where she spent 10 years of her career. She rose through the ranks and came to manage an institution that was home to 45 children of varying ages, as well as a team of 20 employees, including caregivers, specialists, and administrators. Nahed was known for her ability to recognize and retain talent, which in turn allowed her to create a healthy environment for children under her care, where they could form stable, long-term relationships with their caregivers and counselors as they grew.   

 

Nahed was introduced to Wataneya when it was still a nascent idea and had always supported its ultimate goal of improving the institution of alternative childcare in Egypt, as it aligned perfectly with her own. A believer in constant improvement, she was among the first to attend Wataneya’s training sessions and continues to encourage and support her peers in doing the same. As part of her efforts to refine the standards of care at her institution, Nahed sought out the Sanad technical grant offered by Wataneya. The funds were used to improve the quality of services and amenities at the institution, bringing them closer to the standards upheld by Wataneya.