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Wataneya Society for the Development of Orphanages is an Egyptian non-governmental organization dedicated to improving conditions for children outside of parental care, providing them the safe and healthy environment they need to grow into successful individuals. To that end, Wataneya helps institutional homes improve the level of support they provide through the implementation of a set of standards for alternative childcare, which were approved by the government in 2014 to serve as the benchmark for quality service in the field.
Wataneya was founded by Mrs. Azza Abdel Hamid and a group of dedicated businessmen, and has been registered with the Ministry of Social Solidarity since 2008.
We strive to create a future of equal opportunities for children who grow up in foster care by creating and setting industry standards that guarantee that their basic needs are being met.
We believe that a little optimism can go a long way, which is why we like to keep a positive attitude in everything we do, both at Wataneya and in our lives. We also live by a set of four core human values that define and shape all our actions and interactions: