Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg: Khatwa



Make a Step for a Strong Civil Society in Egypt

Khatwa is a youth civic engagement program that gives Egyptian youth from across the country the knowledge, skills and on-ground experience to actively and positively participate in the development of their communities and to develop personally and professionally. 

Active young people tackle social needs

Through participation in Khatwa’s seven-month program, participants explore topics of diversity, global and local civic engagement, project management, community-based initiatives and much more. Participants work together to develop ideas for initiatives in their communities and learn how to bring these ideas to life in teams to create a positive, sustainable, social impact on a local level

Khatwa connects participants to a network of support, including mentors, facilitators, other organizations and financial and technical resources, to help participants realize and develop their initiatives. 

The program is hosted by The John D. Gerhart Center at The American University in Cairo and jointly implemented.



Monika Nikzentaitis-Stobbe

Coordinator Quality Management