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Introduction:

The Coptic Orthodox Church, in its continuous commitment to the prosperity of humanity, believes that it has a leading role indevelopment from both a cultural and social perspective. The Coptic Church represents the collective-consciousness embedded within Egyptian society, because of its unique origin which isdeeply rooted in human principles and Christian morals. BLESS represents a practicing model for both Egypt and the Coptic Church as a developmental entity, which is an extension for the role of the church and presents a live modelfor the society.

Vision

A community capable of investing its potential, accepting diversity, respecting differences, and preserving with human dignity.

Mission

Awakening the social-consciousness of individuals to liberate society from the bondage of poverty, ignorance, and illness. Emphasizing human values, reinforcing the Egyptian identity.
Leading the change through community participation. BLESS will lead the change through field interventions, and the support of forming local entities.


Guiding Values

- Our love for God inspires us to love all human beings and emphasizing their human dignity .
- Transparency and accountability.
- Encouraging and supporting the spirit of creativity, volunteer work and supporting others.
- Respecting human beings regardless of religion, sex, age, or race.
- Re-affirming the spirit of responsibility and commitment.
- Providing quality and sustainable services.
- Focusing on compiling and utilizing available local resources.

The Strategic Directions

  • First Strategic Direction
    Promoting social awareness to maintain a secure society that accepts diversity and respects differences. A society which is built on citizenship, does not discriminate, and works towards peace and equality.
  • Second Strategic Direction
    Empowering poor communities in slums and underprivileged areas to develop themselves and eliminate poverty . Empowering and protecting marginalized groups and help them to fully integrate into their society (eg. children, women, people with disabilities, drug addicts, and prisoners).
  • Third Strategic Direction
    Establishing partnerships with non-governmental, governmental, and international development organizations. BLESS, with its accumulative experience in the field of social, cultural, and economic development, will initiate its active participation as a technical support entity.