We are a group of friends who decided to give back
to our community; to support girls to get access to higher education.
Many of the group members got educational scholarships inside and
outside Egypt to pursue their dreams and experienced personal and
professional benefit of being lifelong learners. We do believe that giving back is one of our duties to our beloved country Egypt to support girls to have the same experience in fulfilling their dreams.
The “NOW” participants are the “TOMORROW” leaders of their initiative!
Our goal is to support Egyptian girls to have access to quality higher education. To build the girls’ capacity and leadership skills to be active citizens and agent of change in their communities.
The initiative aims to help underprivileged girls to fulfill their dream
to get access to quality higher education. We select girls who finished
grade 9 with grades that enable them to join secondary school. After
grade 9, many disadvantaged families tend to send their girls to
technical schools where they spend 3 years and graduate afterward. They
do that because technical schools are not financially exhausted as
secondary school and University. By that stage, many dreams fade away
and vanish due to the financial status of their families. Our goal is to
reawaken the dreams of those girls and help them to have an enlighten future.
- My College Education Program: it was launched in September 2014 where we support girls in Secondary schools & University to continue their Education.
- I am a Genuine Egyptian Program: Summer &
Winter Educational Camps to build girls capacities and leadership
skills, also, to reinforce the concepts of citizenship and how to be
effective agents of change is their communities. Our first educational
camp was held in September 2015 in Hurghada for 4 days for more details
please explore this link:https://iamagenuineegyptian.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/our-first-camp-i-am-a-genuine-egyptian/
- Group Quarterly Meetings & Reflection: Since
September 2014, the team meets together regularly to discuss issues
related to the different activities. It ‘s a learning meeting where we
reflect on the past activities and plan for the coming ones; make
necessary changes and delegate responsibilities.