Al Fanar is running this urgent campaign on El Neya’s platform during the holy month of Ramadan to raise 1,000,000 EGP to establish a new treatment centre so that we can give 300 needy children with autism access to the medical care they need and deserve. Your support is critical to enabling us to secure more medical staff, physiotherapists, speech therapists, and psychologists to give more children with neurodevelopmental disorders a fighting chance at a bright future. There are an estimated 800,000 children with autism in Egypt, a number which is growing rapidly. Unfortunately autism is unheard of in many communities, and in disadvantaged communities, many children with neurodevelopmental disorders never receive the high-quality treatment and care they need to lead eventually productive and dignified lives.
BTCP treatment empowers parents to better understand their children, engage them in the family and support them to reach mainstream school. BTCP rehabilitation services currently reach 150 children each year. Their two rehabilitation centres in Alexandria are working at full capacity, both with long waiting lists of children in urgent need of support. To reach 300 children per year, we need your support to upgrade the current centres and establish a third outreach centre.