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Organization: SEKEM Initiative
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

Yes :

* New specialities were developed in technical high schools according to job market needs (such as carpentry, technical and administrative assistance)
* Development of a medical education programme to encompass the Association's surrounding environment
* Active participation in conferences and seminars on civil work, sustainable development and protection of school dropouts.

Measures of success:  
                             
* Achievement of the general goal
* High positive response to the activities
* Application of monitoring standards according to the type of activity conducted.

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

Major obstacles encountered :

* Low cultural level of target beneficiaries of the different activities
* Traditional attitudes and practices sometimes hinder development
* Red-tape systems in governmental institutions

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

Action areas :

* Education (kindergarten; junior, preparatory and secondary schools; as well as technical education: agricultural, industrial and commercial)
* Health (health care, therapy, health education)
* Applied scientific research (SEKEM Academy)
* Social care and environmental development

Most important activities developed :

* Providing social, educational and health care to 70 school dropouts every year.
* Participation in conferences and seminars.
* Developing training programmes for activists involved in civil work.

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?


PARTNERSHIPS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?


PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?

* Finding untraditional means of funding to promote our activities
* Giving civil associations a real opportunity to contribute to community development

Postal address of organization


E-mail address of organization

info@sekem.com

Website address of organization

www.sekem.com

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Sustainable development

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace


Highest priority country of action (or international)

Local Level in Egypt : the village of Gilfina, al-Sakaniya, Sharkiya Governorate

Second priority country of action (or international)

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