Approach & Philosophy

A.P.E.’s development strategy is a “Four E” approach which focuses on addressing the needs of the community in four main sectors: Environment, Empowerment, Education, and Employment.

At A.P.E. we believe strongly in a participatory approach to development that is based on community involvement at the grassroots level. The sustainability of change is a major concern, which A.P.E. addresses by having dedicated volunteers work closely with the community to help them identify their own needs, and work with them towards a realistic community-driven solution. The aim is to empower the Zabbaleen and give them the tools to become agents of change for their own communities.