Scandinavian Culture Center in Cairo, which opened June 2009, is the initiator of this idealistic activity for children and youth in Shubra el Khema. This is one of the poorest areas in Egypt.
Swedish House is a five-storey building where two of the floors will be reserved for Swedish students, researchers, artists and volunteers who during a period of time will be studying or working with progress in different areas. The rest of the floors will be used as a develop center for children and youth in the district with help of the Swedes who stay in the house as volunteers.
Scandinavian Culture Center publish four yearly scholarships for travel, living and voluntary work at Swedish House.
Per Gahrton and Sameh Egyptson visiting Swedish House