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 […]

Horrific Video Shows an Egyptian Teacher Punching and Slapping a Student

Horrific Video Shows an Egyptian Teacher Punching and Slapping a Student

A horrific video of a student being physically abused by his teacher just surfaced on Facebook and we are speechless. A couple of days ago, Hossam Abdelwahed posted the footage and it is still not clear when or where this happened. Apparently, one of the students threw something at him, you can hear the teacher asking who […]

Youssef ElHosseiny Brings Debate to the Table: Praying Gama3a in the Playground

Youssef ElHosseiny Brings Debate to the Table: Praying Gama3a in the Playground

  So, Egyptian host Youssef ElHosseiny dedicated a segment of his TV Show “Al-Saada Al-Mo7taramoon” to criticize the photos surfaced on the Egyptian social media of an elementary school practicing congregational (or gamaa3a) prayer led by their principal in the playground, that were originally posted with the captions “Islamic pride” and “Good for them.”   […]

Autistic Child Gets Sexually Assaulted in an International School in Egypt

Autistic Child Gets Sexually Assaulted in an International School in Egypt

  Egyptian TV host Wael El-Ebrashy’s received a phone call on his TV show from a traumatized mother, Eman Ragab, who says her 10-year-old child has allegedly been raped by a man in an international school in Maadi.   Her autistic son, Ahmed, came back home two hours later than usual, and his trousers were drenched […]

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