- Helwan Foundation for Community Development (Bashayer) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that was established in 2004 according to the provisions of Law 84 of 2002. It is an extension of the Helwan Center for Social Services (Bashayer), which was established in 1987.
The Foundation operates in Helwan, an extended city and part of Greater Cairo. The Board of Trustees includes experts in development work in the areas of development and human rights, especially women and children. 




A society capable of achieving comprehensive sustainable development in which the values ​​of tolerance, justice and human dignity prevail, and all persons enjoy equality and non-discrimination in rights, duties, and opportunities to access and benefit from resources

The Founders and our Team

The Founders : 

Hala Ibrahim Elias Shukrallah :  PhD in Human Development

Azza Kamel Mohamed Abdel Meguid : PhD in Education 

Ahmed Younes Mohamed Mahmoud Fikry, Assistant Professor

Members of the Board of Trustees:

Mustafa Ismail Omar Othman, psychologist (Chairman of the Board)

Fathia Hassan El-Sayed Khalil, Director of Care at Nasr City Health

Insurance Hospital (Vice President)

Munira Sabry Mohamed Amin, Sector Manager at the General Authority

for  Cultural Palaces (Pension) (Treasurer)

Abeer Mohamed Zaki Abdel Hamid, teacher at Ibn Luqman School

in Helwan (Secretary General)

Mahmoud Mohamed Mortada Nasr Lawyer (Member)
The Team:

Executive Director of the Foundation: Zainab Ali Abdel Latif (lawyer)

Deputy Executive Director and Director of Programs : Sabah Fawzy

Al-Sayed (lawyer)

Financial Director : Mohamed Salah El-Din Hassan (Accountant)


The workshop

Bashayer Helwan

Bashayer” is one of the most important projects of the Helwan Foundation for Community Development that started in 1986, and the idea developed in 1996 with about 10 women to teach them the art of crochet, until the number reached 360 women in the workshop now, its goal was the economic and social empowerment of women in the Helwan area, and it is one of the Various projects of the Foundation.

Bashayer's team makes distinctive high-end crafts at the level of craftsmen, with a variety of products ranging from furniture, accessories and clothing to both the local and international market, and the crafts are considered one of the most high-end brands because they have aesthetics in shape and general taste.
Bashayer started in the Arab Ghoneim area, until the next five years, the owner of the idea and responsible for the implementation of the products was in the first place, the fashion designer, Nahid Nasrallah, who contributed a large part to marketing through her participation in the movie “The Other” by Youssef Chahine, she began marketing products in the middle This technical role played a major role in the success of the project.