Break The Silence Egypt: This Initiative Plans to End the Stigma Around Mental Health

Break The Silence Egypt: This Initiative Plans to End the Stigma Around Mental Health

  Selfless positive initiatives by the youth can always brighten anyone’s day, and here is my attempt at brightening yours.   A group of young Egyptian superheroes are devoting a huge portion of their time, money and effort to work on their innovative and helpful online platform; Break the Silence Egypt.     Break the […]

VIDEO: Ahmed Helmy’s Campaign with UNICEF Explains Why Early Moments Matter

VIDEO: Ahmed Helmy’s Campaign with UNICEF Explains Why Early Moments Matter

Ahmed Helmy, AKA Egypt’s number one actor, is also UNICEF Egypt’s Ambassador. Cooperating together, Helmy, UNICEF Egypt, and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, created a hilarious yet extremely vital awareness campaign.     The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness on the importance of one of the globally recommended key practices […]

UAE Raises Road Safety Awareness via Smiling Emojis

UAE Raises Road Safety Awareness via Smiling Emojis

    Looks like the UAE is giving Disneyland a run for its money; indeed, if you think Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, well you clearly haven’t seen what the latest UAE road safety awareness campaign looks like.     While entering the northern side of the country via Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road, […]

These Two Egyptian Brothers Swam Around Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah for a Great Cause

These Two Egyptian Brothers Swam Around Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah for a Great Cause

  Last weekend, brothers Sherif and Omar Saadawi — of Egyptian-Irish descent — swam around the Palm Jumeirah on Friday morning for four hours for a great cause.   The Saadawis started their journey at 5 am, going against all the odds (and jellyfishes) to raise funds and awareness about diabetes in memory of their […]

VIDEO: Powerful Campaign Shows How Ramadan Is Not the Same in Syria

VIDEO: Powerful Campaign Shows How Ramadan Is Not the Same in Syria

In Egypt, the streets filled with ‘fawanees’ (Ramadan lanterns), the plethora of Ramadan’s TV series and programs, and the range of desserts, food, and restaurants, push us to exist and reside in our own bubbles. Those bubbles in turn compel us to assume that everyone around the world is blessed enough to enjoy a comfortable […]

HOPE: The Egyptian Organization That’s Rescuing Baladi Dogs

HOPE: The Egyptian Organization That’s Rescuing Baladi Dogs

Animal rights is an issue that is often looked down upon and made fun of in Egypt; it is seen as an extraneous privilege or luxury.   The general attitude of the Egyptian public opinion holds towards animal rights is that it is an elitist part-time occupation for Egyptian socialites.     All this, alongside […]

#MoreToAutism: Find out How You Can Help Spread Autism Awareness This Month

#MoreToAutism: Find out How You Can Help Spread Autism Awareness This Month

by Rana Elhawary

Earlier this week, we reported which Middle Eastern locations were lighting up blue to commemorate autism awareness, and because we believe in the importance of using our platform to effectuate change; today, we are here in an effort to change perceptions and minds regarding autism.     Autism is a disorder resulting from of a […]

Thousands of Commuters Leave Cars Behind for #DubaiCarFreeDay

Thousands of Commuters Leave Cars Behind for #DubaiCarFreeDay

Living in the Middle East, you sadly kind of get used to all the pollution that comes out of cars. Dubai, on the other hand, refuses to accept that fact and is bringing its 8th annual Car Free Day back on February 5th.     More than 1,500 organisations are expected to ditch their cars for a […]

Egypt ‘Lights It Up Blue’ for World Autism Awareness Day

Egypt ‘Lights It Up Blue’ for World Autism Awareness Day

By Hady El Hady

  Autism is a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. And while the disorder is estimated to affect around 21.7 million people worldwide, there’s A LOT of people who don’t even know about it, especially in Egypt. […]

#IAmTheFirstStep: Inspirational Trending Hashtag Raises Awareness About Autism in Egypt

#IAmTheFirstStep: Inspirational Trending Hashtag Raises Awareness About Autism in Egypt

In a country where discrimination, ignorance and stereotyping seem to dominate, people on the autism spectrum often end up being excluded from society. Due to misconceptions regarding autism, people automatically assume that an autistic person is incapable of communicating or thriving in any field of work. The condition has an extremely wide range, where every affected […]