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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

OBJECTIVE

To develop training materials, provide trainers, and conduct a budget plan for a scholarship program for students with disabilities. Sawiris Foundation has already developed a proposal for the program that will be shared with the selected consultancy firm. However, this ToR includes all the needed information to develop technical and financial proposals.

CONTRACT TYPE: Consultancy Firm.

DURATION: To be discussed based on the timeline presented by the consultant.

FEE: To be discussed with the selected consultancy firm.

EXPECTED STARTING DATE: August 2018 

SUPERVISION: Education and Scholarships Department at Sawiris Foundation.

DATE TO RECEIVE OFFER: 15th of June 2018

BACKGROUND

Sawiris Foundation for Social Development is one of the first family donor foundations dedicated to social development in Egypt. It was established with an endowment from the Sawiris family in 2001 to support development projects implemented by NGOs in partnership with the private and governmental sectors. Our mission is to contribute to Egypt’s development, create sustainable job opportunities, and empower citizens to build productive lives that realize their full potential. We support initiatives that encourage job creation through training, education and access to microcredit. We also enhance efforts to improve health and further the endeavors of local communities to improve infrastructure and gain access to basic services.

The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development focuses on five main sectors: Economic Empowerment & Job Creation, Education, Community Development, and Health. We believe in the power of education in deriving change and prosperity not only for the lives of its recipients but also for our community as a whole. We are, in effect, investing in Egypt’s future leaders through offering financial support to motivated candidates to pursue their right to a quality education. Up until 2016, SFSD has offered 35 scholarship programs at home and abroad, awarding over 1246 scholarships with a total budget of approximately EGP 115 Million.

In this regard, and built on our belief in opening doors for changing the future of disability in Egypt, Sawiris Foundation has dedicated a number of academic scholarships to Egyptian students with disabilities to pursue their bachelor degree from one of the leading private universities in Egypt

The scholarship program will include a number of training sessions, activities and cultural trips for the program awardees with an objective to empower students with disabilities to enhance their personal and professional skills.

 SCOPE OF WORK:

The consultancy firm is required to take over the designing of training materials, pre and post assessments on the proposed topics, implement and coordinate the sessions, report to Sawiris Foundation.

TIMEFRAME

Program duration is from 4 to 5 years for the first program cohort. However, the contract with the selected consultancy firm will be subject to annual renewal based on performance evaluation.

 TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Self-esteem, acceptance and cultural differences

  • Personal hygiene and etiquette.

  • Communication skills.

  • How to live independently and how to handle home sickness.

  • Team building and team work.

  • Time management.

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Community development

  • Mind Mapping.

  • Gender.

  • Conflict resolution

  • Public Speaking

  • Career Guidance & Interview Skills

  • Debating skills

  • Advocacy

  • Active citizenship.

  • Social entrepreneurship

  • Building effective relationships

COMPETENCIES:

  • At least 5 years of experience in capacity development and trainings.

  • Solid experience in working with persons with disabilities.

  • Very good knowledge of English and Arabic languages, spoken and written.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and orientation as a team member;

  • Facilitation, teaching and reflective learning skills.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • For the trainers, at least a university degree in relevant field is required.

 

Deadline of submitting technical and financial proposals to Sawiris Foundation is: 15th of June, 2018 at 4:00 PM CLT.

For inquiries, please contact:

Hadeer Mohamed

Programs officer - Department of Education and Scholarships

Email: hmohamed@sawirisfoundation.org

Mobile: +201288443071