Educate Me

Educate Me is a nonprofit running its own community school, providing professional development for school administration and teachers, as well as consultancy services for different types of institutions. Founded in 2010, its operations are focused on under-served communities in Giza and Cairo. To date, Educate Me has benefited more than 5,700 students, 6,200 educators and 1,300 parents. They have also received a number of awards, including the Mohamed Bin Fahd Award, and in 2020, they were the first Arab organisation to receive the UNESCO-HAMDAN Award for their "School Transformation Journey" programme.

Related sustainable development goals

  • Quality Education
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Partnerships for the Goals

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Education
    • Early childhood education
    • Education services
      • Computer literacy
      • E-learning
      • Student retention
      • Co-operative education
      • Reading promotion
      • Out-of-school learning
    • Elementary and secondary education
      • Child educational development
      • Elementary education
      • Middle school education
      • Special needs education
    • Educational management

Focus populations

  • At-risk youth
  • Low-income people
  • Parents
  • Single parents
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Working poor

Focus geographies

  • North Africa
    • Egypt


  • Community School
    Educate Me Community School grants the primary stage government certificate while following a skill based, learner- centred education model that focuses on whole child development.
  • Educational Consultancy
    Educate Me offers educational consultancy services to sister NGOs, private schools, and public and private entities through a wide range of backgrounds and expertise which they use to support organisations. They focus particularly on education management and learning environment, as well as behavioral and classroom management for educators.
  • Training and Development
    Holistic professional development programmes that aim to spread the culture of continuous self-learning. Flagship initiatives include: School Transformation Journey, Building Pioneer Student Camps and The Empowered Teacher Journey.


Funding model

  • Foundation-administered programme awards
  • Grants to organisations
  • In-kind gifts
    • Donated goods
    • Donated land
    • Donated equipment
  • Pro bono services
    • Pro bono advocacy services
    • Pro bono strategic management services
  • Programme related investment
  • Volunteering

Primary funders

  • AlexBank
  • Alfanar
  • Amazon
  • Edita Foundation for Social Development
  • Emirates NBD
  • ExxonMobil
  • Giza Systems
  • Housing and Development Bank
  • Metlife Foundation
  • National Bank of Egypt
  • Orascom Construction
  • Qalaa Holdings Scholarships Foundation
  • Rayya
  • Sawiris Foundation for Social Development
  • Sodic
  • Thales Group
  • Vodafone Foundation


Key staff

  • executive director, Christine Safwat
  • external relations and communications manager, Engy Fahmy

Board members

  • Alaa Hashim, Board Member
  • Amr el Salanekly, Secretary
  • Dina H.Sherif, Board Member
  • Dr. Aziza El Lozy, Board Member
  • Malak Zaalouk, Board Member
  • Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Treasurer
  • Mohamed El Haw, Board Member
  • Shehab El Nawawi, Chairman
  • Yasmin Helal, Founder and Board Member

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