Over the coming weeks schools in Egypt, like this one in Ezbet Boshra, will begin to reopen.
BLESS has been working to educate the community on the spread of coronavirus and implement precautions to keep students and teachers safe.
To help provide an internet connection and access to online learning for students in Egypt, please donate using this link: https://blessuk.org/donate
BLESS’s Youth Development Component aims to empower young men and women to explore and invest in their societal potentials.
In 2019 BLESS held events including art workshops, leadership courses, and seminars, where over 1000 young people were able to learn valuable skills.
Furthermore, BLESS encourages its youth to be agents of change. In 2019, 98 initiatives were created and implemented by the youth which promote community empowerment and sustainability.

With the blessings of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, and under the guidance of His Grace Bishop Yolios (the general bishop for old Cairo and BLESS) and His Grace Bishop Bavly (the general bishop for east Alexandria), The church celebrated the first graduating class of development field workers who will be serving in slum areas of Alexandria. The 35 graduates will begin development work in area of El Awayed, which includes Khorshed, Zawayed, El Bakatosh, and El Maraghy. The following individuals honored this event with their presence: Fr. Salib, on behalf of El Komos Reweis Marcos (the general priest of the patriarch of Alexandria) The priests of Awayed area; El KomosEbraam Abdelmessih, Fr. Samaan Assad, Fr. Rafael Helmy, Fr. Abanoub Iskandar,Fr. Fam Farouk, Fr. Makar William, Fr. Yohanna Youssef. From BLESS: El Komos Boulos El Meharaky(consultant of the training unit of BLESS), Dr. Hani Samir (the Executive Director of BLESS), Mr. Ayman Karam (the Director of Training Unit), Dr. Victor Fawzy (Director of Health Program), Mr. George Naguib(the Manager of BLESS office in Alexandria). Read more

The agricultural association is an essential governmental institution for the rural communities in Egypt. Its role incudes providing the farmers who own lands with the needed agricultural supplies with affordable prices for local farmers. Kafr lebs was not having its own agricultural association, so the farmers had to receive their supplies from the association of the neighboring village (Nazlet Asmant) which was not satisfying, as the farmers were receiving these supplies delayed with high cost beside the transportation fees they had to pay, and sometimes they were not even receiving them at all as the priority goes for the farmers of Nazlet Asmant. Kafr lebs farmers dreamt about having their own agricultural association with a fertilizers-warehouse to achieve self-sufficiency and to benefit from what is provided by the government. But, the farmers were not having a piece of land to build the association on which was the only condition for establishing it, so they discussed their problem with the manager of the central agricultural association and the rural committee whom scanned the area until they found a piece of land suitable for the establishment of the association and the warehouse. Read more