What I Learned from Being Bullied

What I Learned from Being Bullied

Yes, I know, hard to believe that this social butterfly that is myself was for a large portion of her adolescent life on the receiving end of bullying. All jokes and sarcasm aside, however, I have chosen to write about this for two reasons.   Firstly, I do not think there is enough literature coming […]

We Talk to AIS to Find Out the Truth Behind the Controversial Prom Pictures

We Talk to AIS to Find Out the Truth Behind the Controversial Prom Pictures

Every other day, we find something going viral on Facebook that has everyone talking about. Today’s topic happens to be an Egyptian high school prom. While a high school prom might be irrelevant to almost everyone, the American International School’s — known as AIS — prom seems to be extremely relevant to everything that’s wrong […]

A Closer Look into Egypt’s Educational Systems

A Closer Look into Egypt’s Educational Systems

by Omar ElMezeny

  Here in Egypt, our education system is pretty diverse. From Thanaweya Amma to IG and many more. We often hear people defending as well as hating on their own system of choice, we here at Scoop Empire decided to get to the bottom of this and find out once and for all why this […]

Egyptian Parent Has the Perfect Response to Insane Rise in AIS Fees

Egyptian Parent Has the Perfect Response to Insane Rise in AIS Fees

  Last night, every parent in Egypt was puzzled. We’ve known for some time now that every school increased its fees, and to say it has been depressing is an understatement. One of the few schools that remained silent about its decisions following the Egyptian pound flotation was the American International School (AIS), and only […]

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

by Alia Zayda

  There are countries in this world that forgo academic subjects altogether, countries that support inclusive education, more and more people understand the beauty of homeschooling, and then there’s us; with our uptight international schools that want robot kids.   I can see the amount of stress, anxiety and panic Egyptian parents are going through because […]

Dubai to Fine Schools for Serving Junk Food

Dubai to Fine Schools for Serving Junk Food

  Wait, what? In an attempt to curb childhood obesity and other health problems, Dubai’s Food Safety Department has decided to fine schools for offering junk food.   Turns out they first asked schools to cut what they considered “junk food” five years ago. And then they found that some still offered fries, chocolate, croissants, […]

Amore Guest House: Dubai Resident Helps Educate Nepalese Children

Amore Guest House: Dubai Resident Helps Educate Nepalese Children

  Fiona Day, a life coach in Dubai, is opening the Amore Guest House in Sanepa, Kathmandu in order to fund a school she’s building to educate Nepalese children.   Day has self-funded the project and says she hopes it can help give back to the local community. She explains, “I’ve witnessed first-hand the poverty […]

Egyptian Teacher Caught on Camera Intentionally Stepping on a Student

Egyptian Teacher Caught on Camera Intentionally Stepping on a Student

  What on Earth is going on in Egypt’s schools? This is the second leaked post in the past couple of months exposing a case of student abuse. A photo went viral today of a social worker at Mohamed Abdou school pushing her feet against a student’s chest.   What could possibly call for such an […]

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 […]

Mother Accuses Reham Saeed’s Special Needs School of Being a Fraud

Mother Accuses Reham Saeed’s Special Needs School of Being a Fraud

One of the biggest challenges for parents in Egypt is finding a school that will accept all sorts of behavioral and learning difficulties. It takes years of accepting that their children might have a problem, parents struggle emotionally and financially, not to mention the child’s challenges as well. It is war having a child with […]

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