(Assocciation for the Protection of the  Environment) supports the holistic development of the community of  garbage collectors in Cairo by providing income generating programs,  education and health programs and supporting the empowerment of women.


Garbage Dreams

An award winning documentary that "follows  three teenage boys into the trash trade and growing up in the world's largest garbage village on the outskirts of Cairo."


The New York Times: Sprawling Mural Pays Homage to Cairo's Garbage Collectors

The artist, eLSeed used more than 50  buildings as his canvas to celebrate the Egyptian capital's trash  collectors, who are largely viewed as second class citizens.


Rotary Club of Scarborough Welcomes ROOTA

In the fall of 2017 the Rotary Club of Scarborough hosted a speaker from ROOTA to talk about the work being done to help the Zabaleen of Egypt.