ROOTA is a non profit Canadian Charity whose mission is to raise the educational and economical standards of the poor. ROOTA donors are currently supporting a marginalized community in Egypt - the trash collectors (the Zabaleen) by working with a local civil society organization (the Association for the Protection of the Environment- APE).
ROOTA donors provided sewing machines and home looms for the Zabaleen women to be economically independent and relieve poverty.
ROOTA donors also provided textbooks for the students, chairs and desks for the classrooms, stools for kindergarten children and IPADS for students to enhance education and literacy.
A Condensed Literacy Program (CLE) for adults and further financial assistance is planned for the fall.
Following literacy classes, students sit for a government exam and are evaluated with a success rate of almost 100%. ROOTA visits twice yearly to monitor proper accounting of funds.
There are approximately 65,000 Zabaleen and ROOTA assists through APE 80% of the population.
-Daycare : 250 students
-Primary school 250 students
-Preparatory school: 250 students
-After school program: 200
-Adult Literacy : 156 passed government exam in 2018