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 was a five-year project that promoted an integrated model for strengthening maternal and child health, family planning, and reproductive health services.
A video provides a snapshot of Pathfinder International’s Health of People and Environment in Lake Victoria Basin project, an integrated population, health, and environment project supported by MacArthur. The project aims to reduce threats to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem degradation in the Lake Victoria Basin while increasing access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health services.
Representatives from the Egyptian Ministry of Health, USAID, Pathfinder International, and Egyptian media gathered on August 20 at Cairo’s Intercontinental City Stars Hotel to commemorate the end of the Fostering Opportunities in Rural Southern Areas project.