The program is implemented in coordination between Egyptian non-governmental organization El Sadat Association for Social Development and Welfare and German organization MitOst. Khatwa exists under the Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg umbrella, which supports similar programs in over 30 locations throughout Europe, the Balkans, Russia, and more.

El Sadat Association for Social Development & Welfare

El Sadat Association for Social Development & Welfare is an Egyptian NGO established in 2004 and registered at the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity under the number 1081. The Association’s aim is to empower and upgrade the underprivileged and marginalized citizens in Egypt with a main focus on women, youth and children.

ESA’s strategy has two phases: First, to implement tangible development and poverty alleviation projects that have immediate outcomes. Second, to introduce sustainable development projects, such as civic or economic programs, whose outcomes are typically long-term.



The Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg supports young people who wish to engage as active and self-reliant citizens. Our tools include seminars, further education, support for volunteer work in projects and guidance through mentorship.

Our qualifcation concept allows us to concentrate on the personal development of the individual, strengthening social skills and assuming responsibility. 
In our focus regions we work together with partners in local or crossborder programs.

We promote a culture of active citizenship, which for us means transparency, openness, trust, diversity-consciousness, equality-orientation and social responsibility. The Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg is a program of the foundation Robert Bosch Stiftung and the MitOst Association.