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), and a group of program managers in BLESS who participated in the training.