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.

Focus areas

Focus sectors

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

Focus populations

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

  • North Africa
    • Egypt
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Funding model

  • Fundraising
  • Revenue generation

Primary funders

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Types of funding and awards

  • Cash grants
  • Foundation-administered programme awards
  • In-kind gifts
    • Donated equipment
    • Donated land
    • Donated goods
  • Programme related investment
  • Pro bono services
    • Pro bono strategic management services
    • Pro bono advocacy services
  • Employee volunteer services
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Key staff

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

Board members

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

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