At the Cathedral in Zamalek; demonstrates Christian concern for refugees and displaced persons mainly from Sudan and the Horn of Africa by providing medical care, health, education, emergency assistance and welcoming them into the community. Over 20,000 refugees have been sent to the JRM. Areas are provided in the compound for sitting out, and eating.
Buy goods from JRM in the Tukul Craft shop on verandah to the left side of the Cathedral terrace (when facing Cathedral ) from Joe Elhag Santino or Idris Benmesio and John Poni, manager.
The School for Deaf Children, started in 1982, and Deaf Unit for young people in Old Cairo is adjacent to the Jesus Light of the World Church, 46 Amr Ben El Ass Street, The Episcopal Church, Old Cairo, PO Box 25, Elmalek El Saleh, Cairo. Tel 02 22 362 6022. Children are taken in and board in the school and young people are trained in skills including needlework, carpentry, metal work.
Teach yourself to communicate with a young deaf Egyptian person. Forget deaf and dumb and other language differences. It helps to have a common interest/skill such as carpentry or sewing or other. Deafness helps as he/she will quickly respond to your efforts in miming, pointing etc. indicating that they understand by pointing to the side of their head (don't misunderstand this action.) You will soon be chatting away.
Less than 90 minutes North West of Cairo in the Nile Delta. A 75 bed general hospital founded in 1910. The vision of its founder Dr Frank Harpur 'to have an open door for the poor and needy' is maintained to this day. The compound includes a church/social area under construction..
Tel 20 48 662834 and 20 48 660011
Boulaq, Ain Shams and Medinat El Salem are three districts where we serve those in need, working with women, caring for the elderly, offering school sponsorship and interest free loans, handicraft projects, kindergarten and mother and child health programmes.
To see these centres, contact email@example.com
This joint ministry with other Christian churches seeks to reach out in Christ's love through friendship, Christian fellowship and assisting with the prisoners' many needs, including training through small income generating projects and enabling mail contact with families, often in other countries.
While the first thing that comes to mind when we think about education is a school, the role of the Diocese in education has a much wider mandate. Education is primarily concerned with shaping, informing, influencing and developing the individual.
The question of education is one of the most important issues for any church.
Families in today's world are faced with many questions about education. These include - What is my Biblical responsibility to my children? Where can I get advice and support in training my child in Christian values and truths? What goals should I set for my child's education?
All families desire the best for their children , but many are faced with difficulties of options and finances when making a decision regarding their child. Within the Diocese there are those who have had little opportunities of formal education but many of these people are often full of wisdom, a true gift from God.
For Christians all education has at its foundation the truth espoused in the sure and certain Word of God. Christians believe the Bible is truth. This is our foundation for all areas of life, including education. The Church then has a role in supporting families in the child's development of understanding of Truth as well as in the Christian education and nurture of all its' members.
The aim of all education should be to help each person gain a comprehensive view of God's world and the meaning and purpose of life. While academic education has a vital role in the development of each person we must look to the end product that we as Christians believe God has called us. We are called to a life of community, serving our fellow person and together building each other up to bring Glory to the name of Christ, to be a committed follower of Christ, growing in grace in Kingdom terms is more important than the scores on tests.
Within the Diocese there are many forms of education: those that teach basic literacy to both young and old, regular schools, including those for students with special needs, others programs that develop the creative side of the person, and skills training to enable families to be self supporting . The churches are also involved in the important task of specific Christian Education where the "teacher" and "student" learn more of their Heavenly Father and His plan for them as together they study His Word the Bible. Christian must know what they believe, what they are for and what they are against.
The church has a vital role in helping Christian parents build up their knowledge of Scripture and to challenge their children to examine what the world (including their school teacher) says, and to seek what is good , truthful and righteous.
The development of a Christian worldview, through the nurture of the home and the support of the church, will enable us all to be discerning members of our community. As part of our ongoing education the church continues to challenge members to be responsive to the call of God to be salt and light in a fallen world.
The Diocese ministry in education is seen through participation with families and individuals in supporting the growth and nurture of those who have very little chances, as well providing enrichment and challenges to those who have been blessed with a longer formal education. In this issue we see the practical and comprehensive nature role of the Church in the life and education of its members and pray that God will continue to guide and bless these varied educational ministries.