Tawasol Egypt’s products are made by low-income families living in slum areas and informal settlements in Cairo. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of our products are given back to the communities that made them, either as artisans’ wages or to help sustain community development projects. Our products are unique Tawasol designs inspired by traditional Egyptian arts and crafts, and they are all hand-made using locally sourced materials.
Tawasol Egypt supports two community development initiatives. The first is Tawasol for Development of Istabl Antar, and its centerpiece, Tawasol NGO School, which provides free education to 160 children in informal settlements in Cairo (Istabl Antar, Ezzbet Khairallah, Batn el Ba’ara). The school provides a high quality, integrated curriculum certified by the Ministry of Education, where students learn a craft in addition to attending regular classes. This helps to ensure that the children remain in school and do not drop out, because it provides them with much-needed additional income to help support their families. Tawasol School also focuses on the development of students' talents through a performing arts segment which includes, theatre, choir, performance, and music classes.
The second project supported by Tawasol Egypt is the Rommana for Development NGO Workshop. The workshop trains and employs women in Mokattam in Cairo, and provides a sustainable income to around twenty female-headed households.
By purchasing any of our products, not only are you acquiring a unique, high-quality Egyptian item to brighten your home or workspace, but also directly helping families living in the poorest areas in Cairo. Your support will help fulfill basic needs and create future opportunities.
Our organization is a non-profit one aiming at ensuring that every step of our production and business cycle will fully support the communities in which we operate – down to our deliverymen who are from the same communities and are able to generate some income from the delivery of products to our customers.
We accept custom orders and can personalize certain items based on availability of materials. We can also prepare bulk orders with sufficient prior notice.
Tawasol Egypt welcomes all customer feedback and requests for further information about our products or the projects we are supporting.