A Message to the Parents Awaiting Their Children’s Final High School Results

A Message to the Parents Awaiting Their Children’s Final High School Results

Thanaweya Amma – Egypt’s public and national high school system – is expected to release final GPAs on the 20th of July. The process of Thanaweya Amma’s final exams, alongside the results of the students who participated are annual phenomenons, intensely followed by everyone in Egypt.     Indeed, ‘El Tansee2’ – the process used […]

Vile Facebook Post Shows People Objectifying and Sexualizing Children at a School Event

Vile Facebook Post Shows People Objectifying and Sexualizing Children at a School Event

    As much as we love social media, it has proved over the years that it can be a hostile place where hatred and violence could easily fester and spread. We’re quite aware that all of us have different mentalities when it comes to what is perceived as right or wrong, but some things […]

Bana Alabed, 7-Year-Old Syrian Refugee, Will Publish a Memoir

Bana Alabed, 7-Year-Old Syrian Refugee, Will Publish a Memoir

When we think of children in a war-torn country, we think of photographs containing images of devastation, hunger, poverty, and lost innocence.   Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old Syrian refugee currently residing in Turkey, has put words to these images.     Bana’s words have proved just how much narrative and personal perspective matter, when it […]

11 Working Mothers Tell Us How Their Husbands Really Feel About Their Jobs

11 Working Mothers Tell Us How Their Husbands Really Feel About Their Jobs

  One of the biggest challenges that will face any working woman is perfectly balancing the time she spends at work and with her family. We all think that if life forced us to give up on our careers for whatever reason, we will gladly comply especially during the times when we’re extremely drained and overworked.   But, […]

3-Year-Old Emirati Boy Wins Car, AED150k After Long Illness

3-Year-Old Emirati Boy Wins Car, AED150k After Long Illness

  In the feel-good story of the week, a three-year-old boy in Dubai won an incredible raffle prize earlier this week after months of battling a kidney illness, Dubai Tourism announced in a press statement Wednesday.   Three-year-old Talal has spend months undergoing treatment in Dubai and India to battle a kidney condition. The boy’s […]

Let My 9-Year-Old See Her Mother for the New Year

Let My 9-Year-Old See Her Mother for the New Year

by Amina El-Ghandour

  “When I speak, my every word speaks of you. When I am silent, I ache for you.” – Rabia   I first knew real pain when I lost my first born to a list of congenital anomalies. Ozzy was diagnosed with Warburg Micro Syndrome at the age of one. This genetic disorder snatched my […]

Children Represent Over One Third of Egypt’s Population

Children Represent Over One Third of Egypt’s Population

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics has announced that the number of Egyptian children below the age of 18 years has reached 33.3 million children, representing over one third of the country’s total population.   The statement released by CAPMAS also said that 90% of boys and 92.2% of girls between six to 11 years […]

Toddler Air Travel: What to Know Before You Fly

Toddler Air Travel: What to Know Before You Fly

By the time my son was 13 months he had flown 16 sectors.  It wasn’t until the last flight that my son could walk and I needed to worry about entertaining him for 14 hours while we flew halfway around the world.  I tried to be as prepared as possible, but being thrown into the […]

21 Egyptian Kids’ Halloween Costumes That Will Make You Say ‘Awww’

21 Egyptian Kids’ Halloween Costumes That Will Make You Say ‘Awww’

Okay, we’re done with grown ups dressed up as Harley Quinn, sexy nurses, Iron Man and Poison Ivy. For the past few years, Halloween has been gaining popularity in Egypt, and the ones who enjoy it the most, to the point of obsession, are the kids. Our news feeds have quit focusing on the monotony of daily […]

11 Thoughts Every Egyptian Parent Has Before School Assessments

11 Thoughts Every Egyptian Parent Has Before School Assessments

So November is around the corner and to some it might be just the start of a gloomy weather, but for an Egyptian parent, it is the time for meltdowns, hysteria, valiums and nightmares.   We’ve got two words for you: School interviews. Rumor has it that they are scarier than Voldemort, more painful than […]

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