Lillian Trasher Orphanage
- N of Town Centre
- Donations appreciated
Lonely Planet review for Lillian Trasher Orphanage
On the east bank of the Nile, 200m beyond the barrage, is the Lillian Trasher Orphanage. American-born Lillian Trasher came to Egypt in 1910 at the age of 23. The following year she founded an orphanage in Asyut and stayed until her death in 1961. The orphanage is a place of pride in a city with a heavy concentration of Copts. Visitors are welcome, donations appreciated. Microbuses from the centre of town will take you close. Ask for 'Malga Trasher'.