Fostering Opportunities in Rural Southern Areas
FORSA which means 'opportunity' in Arabic, provides immediate job opportunities for young men and women in rural areas. These youth then share health information with their communities, support health-seeking behavior, and facilitate access to quality health services for Egypt’s most vulnerable populations. FORSA also empowers women with in-kind support to start their own microenterprises, thus alleviating poverty. To reach its goals, the FORSA project partners with six local NGOs and 75 community-based organizations to train and employ a total of 1,400 young people, of which more than 90 percent are women aged 18–30 years.
In a year of remarkable achievement, including Pathfinder’s landmark victory at the US Supreme Court and our return to Bangladesh with a $53.8 million project, what was most exciting? The answer—integration—is the theme of Pathfinder’s 2013 Annual Report.
I Know, I Decide is designed to provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information to young people in ten governorates of Egypt.
Guided by principles set by the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development Programme, Pathfinder is conducting two interventions that support sexual and reproductive health and rights in Egypt.
Named after the Arabic word for "integration," Takamol promoted an integrated model for strengthening maternal and child health, family planning, and reproductive health services.
Demographic expert Dr Tauseef Ahmed, while speaking at a workshop organised by non-government organisations Subh-e-Nau and Pathfinders, said that if we fail to invest in the youth, not only they will be unskilled and uneducated but they will stay unemployed.
On June 16, with funding from the Ford Foundation, Pathfinder International in Egypt, in conjunction with the National Population Council, launched a new national strategy for preventing child marriage.