About Child's Friend Institute

Who We Are

We are a group of friends who minister to children in Egypt.  We formed Child Friend Team that performed shows using puppets and marionettes to teach educational, moral and spiritual topics.  This ministry is not only close to a child’s heart and mind, but it has a great impact on their lives as well, and we have witnessed that very clearly.  We are affiliated with Evangelical Association of Egypt.  We kept the same name “Child Friend” because we wanted to show that we love children dearly.

Our Mission

To offer each and every child all the resources required to grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually to become well-rounded adults through our own efforts as well as the contributions of like-minded individuals.

To have a place that offers a comprehensive ministry that offers a beacon of hope for all abandoned, neglected and abused children.

Our Vision

Not to turn away any child who seeks protection and a safe place to live. 

To have big outdoor spaces where children can enjoy God’s nature and where there will be courts for them to play sports and exercise because “a sound mind is in a sound body”

To create a center that provides counseling for individuals, married couples and families to help all residents and provide community services for the surrounding neighborhood.

Our Story

1980s
Our Beginnings

The ministry started. We started as Child Friend Team that performed shows using puppets and marionettes to teach educational, moral and spiritual topics.  We performed plays in most churches all over the country from Upper Egypt in the south to Alexandria in the north and at different occasions like Child’s Day, Christmas and Easter. We faced many hardships because of lack of funding and/or personnel, but despite that, the ministry survived because children are very dear to God and to us.

2012
Established as Child's Friend Institute

The ministry was further developed when we established Child Friend Institute, a charitable institution accredited by the Ministry of Social Solidarity. We continue to support children especially those deprived of warm family love due to: poverty, the spring uprising in Egypt that left many children homeless, abandoned and forgotten; also family breakups, divorce and physical or emotional abuse.  The victims of these situations are hundreds of innocent children.

A friend of the child is a friend of all humanity. Any act of kindness or friendship that benefits and elevates the condition of the underprivileged child will pay rich dividends in the future, not only for the child, but the whole world.

Refaat Ragy

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