Our contacts were shocked when they first began reaching out to groups of Coptic Christians who were marginalized from society. Like the children of Israel in ancient Egypt, hundreds of thousands of Christians were living as internal refugees. Years of persecution and oppression had left them in extreme poverty.
Each generation living in poverty sets back the next generation, which increases the illiteracy rate. Consequently, Coptic Christians in many parts of Egypt are unable to read the Bible and have limited knowledge of God’s principles.
CAM-supported Christian remedial classes are changing the future for many Coptic Christian children in Egypt. Our contact shared, “The parents are very excited to see a positive change in their children’s lives. Without these classes, each child would probably be doomed to a lifetime of illiteracy.”