August 2016
preparation & planning interventions
September 2016
Renovation works and Co-Design Workshop with school staff
October 2016
Preparation for Design Workshops with children
November 2016
Co-design workshop with children and university students
December 2016
Construction works
January 2017
Evaluation Study

The project involved upgrading the outdoor schoolyard and two inner courtyards in two schools in Sheikh Zayed City in Cairo as well as maintenance work for classrooms. The design includes educational spaces for the preparatory stage, shade elements, seats, a nursery school, planting areas and vegetation on large surfaces within a limited budget. The overall process was a participatory collaborative one with the involvement of children, school communities and university students and local craftsmen. 

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Sheikh Zayed City – Egypt


UNHCR EGYPT- Community Support Pro-gramme (CSP)

Caracteristic Elements:

  • Sustainable materials and adequate con-struction methods
  • Participatory design and construction with the local community (craftsmen, students, teachers)
  • Construction site at High Intensity of Labor


Insaf Ben Othmane H., Omar Wanas, Ahmed Mohamed Nabil, Layla Zibar, Heba El Hanafy, , Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Badry, UNHCR CSP UNIT, school community and Regional and Local Communites.

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