Al-Mukhtar Street in Manial Al-Rawda

Community Schools

Our community schools serve local communities through applying global pedagogical methods contextualized to local culture and nature. The schools are government certified and they serve children between 6 and 14 years of age, delivering primary level education. Children are awarded the governmental primary certificate and can move normally to the preparatory stage in any other school.

Our schools adopt an integrated learning approach where subjects are integrated to fulfill a single purpose. Students use what they learn in different subjects to make one project or solve one real life problem. Accordingly, students understand the application of their learning in real life. They can cross subject matter lines, allowing their intellectual, moral and civic characters to emerge and develop while cultivating performance skills needed for community participation and maintaining their physical and mental wellbeing. The community is involved in the work of the school and in the decision-making process since we encourage children to assimilate with their community.

Key learning themes

We offer our children at Man Ahyaha a formal education. Every child is taught the traditional school subjects that are taught at any public school.  Nevertheless, to achieve our own learning objectives, and enrich our children’s learning experiences, Man Ahyaha’s schools offer students additional creative activities and programs designed by our educational experts. These programs have several common objectives which mostly aim to develop children’s critical and creative thinking skills and help them learn about their individuality, personal interests, and unique capabilities as well as about governorate specific artistic heritage.


Crafts at Man Ahyaha’s schools include agriculture, cooking, carpentry, pottery, accessory making, needlework, leatherwork, carpet making, and glasswork among many others. Children learn about the various Egyptian crafts, their history and evolution over time as well as their cultural value. They also learn about the economic, environmental, and social values of different crafts, developing skills for their craft of choice, and learning to assess personal output and that of others in terms of quality and utility.

Our Schools

A School in every village 

Rural communities lack the educational infrastructure and opportunities needed to secure the futures of children. There are 1,122,000 children who dropped out of schools in Egypt, with almost 322,000 from primary schools, according to a report by CAPMAS in 2018. 

There are several reasons for this very concerning situation such as:

Poverty which leads children to leave school to earn a living.

Lack of schools in physical proximity to where children live leading them to walk up to 7 kilometers a day to reach schools, which makes it even more difficult for girls to pursue an education. 

Lack of available safe transportation which propagates the problem of distance

Very high classroom density in public schools compromising the quality of education delivered


Man Ahyaha aims to overcome these challenges through giving children access to high quality schooling in their own villages, hence our motto “A School in Every Village”. 

Two Schools

And counting

Man Ahyaha now serves two communities in Al Ayat, El Giza, through two community schools, the first was built in Al Baharwa in 2016 and the second followed in 2017 in Behbeit.

1-Baharwa, Al Ayat, Al Giza

  • It is 65 km from Giza Governorate, and 5 km from the nearest school
  • The village contains more than 4 different estates
  • The school is built on an area of 750 square meters
  • The school accommodates 180 male and female students in 6 primary school classrooms

2-Behbeit, Al Ayat, Al Giza

  • The school was built from natural materials found in the Behbit environment to be more suitable for hot and humid weather because it provides better internal ventilation.
  • It is 65 km from Giza Governorate, and 5 km from the nearest school
  • The village contains more than 7 different estates and more than 5,000 residents
  • The school is built on an area of 1,500 square metres
  • The school accommodates 180 male and female students in 6 primary school classrooms

3- Awlad Yahya – Dar Al Salam – Sohag

  • The school is located in the village of Awlad Yahya in the Dar Al Salaam city, Sohag.
  • The village is located 53 km from Sohag Governorate.
  • The nearest public school is 5 km away
  • The village contains more than 7 different small villages
  • The school has an area of 4,200 square meters with a total of 30 different spaces
  • The school contains 18 classes for the primary level
  • The school accommodates 540 students in the primary education stage