In an effort to continue assisting and developing the civil society and the Egyptian NGOs, PDF held orientation sessions for the NGOs award of excellence with the attendance of 100 representatives from 60 NGOs from different Egyptian governorates. The sessions addressed detailed information about the Award, the needed documents and the prizes for the winning NGOs, in addition to answering all the NGOs’ queries. PDF held 8 orientation sessions on 2 days; 22nd and 23rd of May 2016. On the first day, representatives of the NGOs in Cairo, Giza, Beheira and Alexandria attended the sessions, while the second day was dedicated for the NGOs in Upper Egypt and the representatives of the NGOs in Menya, Aswan, Luxor, Sohag, Qena, Asuit, and Bani Sweif were the attendees of that session. The NGOs’ representatives praised the sessions as they found them to be very beneficial and helped them understand the Award’s terms and conditions and know more about the projects presented by PDF , in addition to being introduced to the other NGOs working in different fields to improve and develop the civil society.