CAIRO is the biggest city and metropolis in the Middle East and Africa. With a population of 16-20 million it iis a city that has the culture, the history, the nightlife, the year round warm climate, the strategic location, and the educational facilities that have supplied Egyptians and all neighboring Arabs and Africans with higher level learning for decades.
Cairo does have it all. What some of us do know, this is not the only face of Cairo. The city has a behind-the-scenes side, a dark one. A study by the UN has revealed that 25-35 % of Cairo’s population live in slums within and around it.
People living in slums suffer extreme poverty, illiteracy, demeaning healthcare, no infrastructure and social services. This all is causing the country a great loss to its human resources. No education, no proper job, no production, no development, rise in crime rates, possible spread of diseases through unhealthy living conditions. You name it, it’s all there!
We don’t want to negatively influence this beautiful city’s or country’s image. We want to point out reality. Slums are time bombs that cannot be denied. It is definitely time for new hope. And luckily there are people who give this hope!
In the middle of this slums a mother Theresa of Egypt with the name of Sister Sara is working with hundreds of young children. Trying to change their young lives. Here tool is Montesorri education. Montessori education is fundamentally a model of human development, and an educational approach based on that model. The model has two basic principles. First, children and developing adults engage in psychological self-construction by means of interaction with their environments. Second, children, especially under the age of six, have an innate path of psychological development. Based on her observations, Montessori believed that children at liberty to choose and act freely within an environment prepared according to her model would act spontaneously for optimal development.
To make her live a little bit easier Sister Sara desperately needs a small car to go into the slums and pick up kids that are not going to school. Beside this she almost daily pick up children in the slums for healthcare and other needs. In Cairo a car like a very small Suzuki Van costs € 9.000,–. Do you want to help?
IBAN: NL52 RABO 03088 20347 tnv Stichting InterHelp ovv Sarah