Tag Archives : Coptic Orphans


Volunteering in Unstable Environments, Lessons from Egypt’s Coptic Diaspora

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the organization Coptic Orphans wanted to help Egypt but was concerned about the safety of its volunteers. Nathan Hollenbeck discusses the difficult choices that diaspora organizations like his face when providing services to their homeland during a crisis.

Photo courtesy of Coptic Orphans

Lidya Teferra, 25, is a teacher at Urael primary school, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She has divided the class up in to small groups to work together.

Honoring the Work of Diaspora Volunteers

Michael Deal, the CEO of the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) discusses the added value of diasporas to international volunteering programs and highlights the nominees for the 2012 Diaspora Volunteer Service Awards.


Building Another Pyramid for Egypt, Organizing the Coptic Diaspora

Through child sponsorship and a network of hundreds of village-based volunteers supported by local churches and organizations, Coptic Orphans helps fatherless children stay in school and reach their full potential.

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