EduCamp was started in 2010 by the efforts of national and international institutions to introduce the concept of Education for Sustainable Development in Egypt. The RWTH Aachen University in Germany, in collaboration with the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) in the American University in Cairo (AUC), launched the Education for Sustainable Development Beyond the Campus (EduCamp) initiative, which aimed to introduce sustainable development concepts in Egyptian schools. The project’s success later lead to the launching of two more phases , EduCamp II and EduCamp III.
EduCamp I was implemented over the course of three years during which ESD resource kits were developed with activities that address the existing curricula. In addition, a teachers training program was developed to help teachers use the kits and implement the activities effectively. The project ended by establishing seven Centers of Excellence in seven Egyptian universities to promote the concept of ESD into education. For more information about the project, visit About EduCamp I.
EduCamp II started in 2014 by the CSD with funding from the EU and the German government. The project sought to introduce ESD into informal areas. This intended to help these areas overcome their problems through educational and capacity development activities. The project targeted El-Warraq informal area in Giza, Egypt, and ended by developing a summer educational and recreational program for two schools in El-Warraq. The two targeted schools also received an overall renovation for their facilities to improve the educational process. For more information about the project, visit About EduCamp II.
EduCamp III launched in September 2017. The CSD, which runs the project, aims to implement the project on a larger scale by transforming the poor schools in Egypt into schools that meet the objectives of the Country’s Sustainable Development Strategy “Egypt 2030”. The project is a planned over the span of 14 months implemented through various work packages. For more information about the project, visit About EduCamp III.