A.P.E. launched a literacy program in 1989 in a small apartment in Moqattam. This small beginning has grown to include a nursery, a preschool, literacy classes and preparatory tutorial classes for girls who need additional tuition.
A.P.E. runs a comprehensive number of health programs, offering services that directly affect the community.
Recycling Machine Production Unit – This project was started as a way to provide training and employment for marginalized youth. With the help of volunteer engineers, A.P.E. designed a number of machines for use in recycling and environmentally sound solid waste management, which are now manufactured at Katameya. The unit now manufactures 11 different types of machines, and employs young Zabbaleen men who are trained in the construction, use, and maintenance of these machines.
‘Learn and Earn’ Programs – These programs were established first in Moquattam in 1988 and then in Torah in 1999. The idea behind these programs was to provide women with skills that would empower them to earn their own living. A.P.E. provided training to women in both these communities, according to their talents and personal abilities.