Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services
Promote the sanctity, equity, and harmony of life; seek to contribute to the transformation of society by nurturing moral and spiritual awareness, enhancing a sense of belonging, promoting respect for diversity, addressing conflict, and advancing social justice for individuals and communities; adhere to religious and human values that promote justice and peace, respect pluralism and diversity, and encourage ecological conservation; work cooperatively with national and local governmental agencies and with civil society institutions to best address the concerns and rights of society; seek transparency with partners and donor organisations; encourage a culture in which freedom of expression and belief, democratic decision making, consensus-building, and gender equity are valued and practiced; empower and equips workers and leaders with practical, analytical, and creative skills that empower them to achieve their goals and objectives.
The founder of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services, Reverend Samuel Habib, was also a leader in the Evangelical (Presbyterian) Church of Egypt and president of the Protestant Churches of Egypt. The organisation was founded in 1950 as "Individual Initiatives" and comprehensive programs that included literacy, leadership, training, home economics, income generating projects and improving family relationships to the Muslim and Christian communities. In 1969 was the "Formal Registration" as the Egyptian government officially recognised the programme and CEOSS came into being as a registered social services organisation designed to serve Muslim and Christian communities alike.