Mrs. Amal Fikry started social and humanitarian work over fifty years ago out of her passion for
serving marginalized and less privileged people, as well as her belief that each person is capable
of participating in the development and progress of his/her society
Al Nour Wal Amal Association is a beneficiary non-profit association founded in 1954 by a group of women volunteers, headed by Mrs Istiklal Radi, the first director of the Association.
It was the first non-governmental association in the Middle East to help vissually impaired girls and women and provide them with vocational training with the aim of re-integrating them into society.
Al Nour Wal Amal Orchestra emerged from the music institute, as being one the world’s most unique orchestras, as it is totally composed of blind females of all ages, from school children to university students and graduates of various levels of music education.
Performers learn to play their roles individually and they recieve training twice a week as a team in the chamber orchestra. They play western classical music in addition to the modern eastern music. The orchestra includes all four types of musical instruments: strings,woodwind,brass and percussion.
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