With sparse tourism and continuing unrest in Egypt, some might wonder if there is any room left to experience life in Egypt and make a difference there. The good news is, there is. Things are safe enough in most areas in Egypt to go, so Coptic Orphans is resuming our International Volunteer Program for 2013.
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Only 1.5% of young women in Egypt exercise their citizenship, according to the 2010 Egypt Human Development Report. If more women show up at the polls and participate at election time, it will be because women and especially girls are becoming more engaged day-to-day with the issues that affect them in their local communities, like their education and the well-being of their families.
In the videos below, see Hanan Baky, Communications Director at Coptic Orphans, speak as part of an expert panel at the Woman’s National Democratic Club in Washington, DC. Continue reading
Orphanages filled with children that have parents? Kids graduating from school, but never learning how to read? Nermien Riad talks about startling problems she encountered when starting Coptic Orphans in Egypt 25 years ago, and how she discovered ready answers in the living traditions of Egypt’s Orthodox Church.
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