In 1979, StARS began serving refugees through English language instruction and community support. Founded by St. Andrew’s United Church of Cairo, StARS was one of the first organizations in Egypt dedicated to improving the quality of life of refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable migrants. Our purpose is twofold: to provide high-quality services meeting unaddressed needs of refugees and asylum seekers, and to provide a safe and inclusive space for displaced people to come together as a community.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of refugees in Egypt and make their rights a reality through client-centered programs.
Our vision is a safe, inclusive and supportive environment for refugees in which they can exercise their rights, pursue their aspirations, and live in dignity.
Our students and clients come from many places, including Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iraq, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. StARS does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, ethnicity, or religion.
StARS seeks dedicated and energetic volunteers to serve in essential roles in our various programs. Details of volunteer opportunities are outlined below. To volunteer for any of our programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Refugee Legal Aid Program (RLAP) Volunteer Legal Advisors. Each year, RLAP offers several unpaid legal internships for qualified candidates who can join us for at least six […]
A modest donation can go a long way towards building and sustaining StARS services: $50 provides 12 hours of professional interpretation for clients in our legal aid program $100 provides a healthy lunch for 220 school children $500 provides two months of psychosocial support to refugee communities through one of our case workers. Please consider […]
Address 38 July 26 Street, Downtown, Cairo Contact details For more information, please email email@example.com, or call +20 (0)225759451. Getting here Our Metro Stop: Nasser Metro (one stop north of Sadat) By Metro: Get off at Nasser Station. Follow the signs and exit the metro station onto 26th July Street (the Galaa Street side). The entrance to […]