Financial aid became a dire necessity for low income families in Egypt because it consumes a huge portion of their income. In most cases these families barely have enough income for food, so they resort to dropping their kids out of school which is known as Evading education.
The Agapy Program of St. Verena charity focuses on these types of families and helps them by offering a grant for the amount of L.E 800 to every student.
With the increasingly rising cost of living, this amount is not enough for all the financial demands that comes with education like clothes, books, and school tuition, in addition to tutoring classes which became a basic necessity for education in Egypt.
Many times these families resort to borrowing money, to be able to cover the cost of education. There is even a more dangerous trend than borrowing money; the youth who wants to continue their education may be offered tempting amount of money that can lead them away from their faith. This could be a path for a lot lost souls.
Therefore, we plead to those merciful and compassionate hearts to help these youth with whatever they can offer, to help them finish their education to be able to improve standard of living for themselves and their families as well.
May the Lord reward you with the heavenly rewards!
Please reserve the date for the annual banquet of Santa Verena Charity – November 2, 2008.
Details will be announced later.