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CAIRO – 28 November 2018: “Mawada program seeks to teach young people in universities and youth centers how to protect their families from divorce and dissociation,” Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Waly said.
During her speech in Social Solidarity Council's meeting, Waly referred that the rate of divorce has hugely increased and has become a threat; thus, Mawada program aims to imitate the experiences of other countries like Malaysia where the percentage of divorce has been reduced from 35 percent to only 7 percent.
“More than 985,000 people get married every year, and 180, 000 of them get divorced,” Waly said.
The minister added that Al-Azhar and the Egyptian Church have established different programs to raise the youths' awareness on how to put an end to this phenomenon.
Furthermore, Waly assured that the ministry will offer a budget from Tahya Misr Fund for homeless children. Waly assured that the ministry was able to reunite 985 children with their families.
The phenomenon of homeless children is one of the main social problems facing Egypt, curbing development and prosperity.