Anafora Institute

Where are they?: 

On the desert road between Cairo and Alexandria.

What do they do?: 

Anafora is a retreat and training centre which is part of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Who benefits?: 

Mostly people from the Qussia Diocese in Upper Egypt which is linked with Anafora.


Anafora provides structured or unguided retreats but also a suite of training courses focusing on peace, reconciliation and community empowerment.

Embrace supports the Soteria women’s empowerment programme which supports 100 young women each year to become agents of change in their communities.