Legendary Pianist Omar Khairat to Perform in London, and That’s Not All

Legendary Pianist Omar Khairat to Perform in London, and That’s Not All

By Reem Tolba

  On December 1, the legendary Egyptian musician Omar Khairat is set to perform in the concert hall in St John’s Smith Square in London, England.   The purpose of the concert is to collect donations for charity and to help out in raising awareness concerning street children and orphans’ conditions in Egypt.     […]

#ScoopHero2015: The Woman Who Made It Her Mission to Save Street Children in Egypt

#ScoopHero2015: The Woman Who Made It Her Mission to Save Street Children in Egypt

This is the first article in a series that celebrates unsung heroes in 2015.

  Street children have been a massive social issue in Egypt for countless years. With the underground mafias who control them seemingly growing and gaining strength, we tend to see more and more kids on the streets begging for money. It’s always been a dilemma of whether or not to give these kids cash or spare […]

#OLDISCOOL Charity Concert Helps Street Kids Go to School

#OLDISCOOL Charity Concert Helps Street Kids Go to School

  Remember the Pokemon tournaments we used to have as kids or the stickers we used to collect and trade? Remember getting ready for a new school year and showing off your pencil case and stationery? Remember lining up at the cafeteria and buying your favourite chocolate for just 25 piasters? Just remembering these memories […]

Violence Against Street Children in Egypt

Violence Against Street Children in Egypt

There’s this one 13-year-old girl on Road 9 in Maadi called Amina. She sells tissues for people on the street. Like most people, I was annoyed by her constant nagging for money and often brushed her off and walked away. Then one day, I witnessed something horrific and disgusting – Amina was being kicked profusely […]