Aswan has been awarded of the 2019 UNESCO Learning City Award, among ten other winners, by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong learning (UIL).
The winning cities were awarded for their ideal development and their commitment in promoting for education and innovative ideas for learning techniques, in addition to their determination in creating policies and programs that help develop the educational system.
As for Awan, it was capable of developing new strategies and diversified projects that included gardening and water conservation in schools.
Mervat al-Samman, a coordinator for Aswan in the UIL, said that providing students with training opportunities in different segments of the society was also a vital factor in winning the award.
Cities will be presented with the awards in Colombia’s Medellin at the 2019 International Conference on Learning Cities.
The cities also include Malaysia’s Petaling Jaya, China’s Chengdu, Greece’s Heraklion, Nigeria’s Ibadan, Ukraine’s Melitopol, Mexico’s Santiago, South Korea’s Seodaemun-gu, and Denmark’s Sonderborg.
The aim of the UNESCO Learning City Award is to recognize and praise the efforts of cites, in introducing quality education that meets a high standard. And we’re proud that a city in Egypt is being recognized for its efforts in providing learning opportunities for citizens, and for achieveing such a significant development.
To All the People Who Left, I Forgive you
To the people who promised never to leave, but did anyway, I forgive you. I can say so now, because I have finally reached the conclusion that it wasn’t my fault but merely your choice. And who am I to stand against this, yes, I might be the daughter, the best friend, the girlfriend, but I still have no say when it comes to this, when your choice is leaving, mine must be to let go.
I didn’t fully recover, I simply coped with your absence. I kept on coping, till I no longer think of you when I’m upset and in need for someone to talk to. I learned to shift my needs towards my own self, I soothe my own soul and I tell myself to not give up to the pain.
I miss hearing it from you though, I miss the security that girls often feel from their fathers, the care they get from their partners and the joy that a best friend gives, but I taught myself that I can live without feeling those emotions.
I would also like to thank you, because even though your absence should have toughened my heart, it actually made it softer. I now have a soft spot for those who suffer alone and in silence. I have learned from your own mistakes and now I know how to deal with a scarred heart.
Your absence surely left a void, one that can hardly be contained by the presence of anyone else. But I’m learning that when someone tries to fill your shoes, I should let them. It won’t be the same, but it is worth the try.
So to the father who left, I know you must be hurting too, but don’t. Because you eventually raised a strong kid.
To the best friend who left, no one can possibly replace you, but one who would never leave, is a worthier one.
And to the partner who left, it’s hard to walk this journey of life alone, but it surely ain’t impossible.
7 Egyptians Young Achievers Make it to Forbes 30 Under 30 List
The Middle East is witnessing a rise in young achievers who are making noticeable advancements in different fields such as science, sports, arts, and more. And Egyptians are no exception, with our regional youth giving us utter pride with their achievements that are recognized both regionally and globally.
Forbes list of 30 under 30 is shedding the light on those pushing boundaries to reach their dreams; by ranking some of those young achievers and capturing their essence.
The Middle East’s 30 under 30 were all under the age of 30 as of February 1, 2019 and some may not be current residents in their home countries, but their achievements surely are speaking for their Arab Heritage. From world champions to CEOs leading high-growth businesses, here are the 7 Egyptians who made it to the list and are honoring the legacy of Egypt.
In the Art&Style category, the two sisters Aya & Mounaz Abdel Raouf, founders of Okhtein, made it to the top of the list, for their globally known brand that offers exceptional pieces for statement bags.
Does this even need a caption? The name speaks of achievements and it just makes absolute sense for him to be featured.
In the sports category is the Champion Nour El Sherbini who also made it to this category, the young athlete has already been making us proud with her being the current world champion in women’s squash, who took the World Squash Championship title for the third time this year. She was already making headlines after being crowned champion of the 2019 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, that was held in New York City last January.
It looks like Egyptians are dominating the category for sports, with Current World Champion and Current World number 1 for squash Mohamed El Shorbagy also making it to the list.
"Why not email one of the best chef's in the world? Maybe he'll reply."
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 27, 2018
In the food&drink category, co-founder of Spyce restaurant, the first of its kind to have a robotic kitchen that cooks complex meals to order. Just last month, the restaurant has also made it to Boston’s 50 startups for the year 2019.
The restaurant is however, located in Washington and isn’t based on Egypt.
— Spyce (@spycefoodco) February 5, 2019
Omar Gabr and Moataz Soliman, founders of Instabug, make it to the category of technology. Their company is based in Egypt, and it helps mobile developers build better apps.
Last but not least, in the Education category, Naguib Sawiris made it to the list with his game-changer website Yup. A 24/7 service that provides math tutors right to the users’ smartphones. And now Stanford-grad Sawiris has brought Yup’s service to 730,000 students and still counting.
We would like to congratulate each and every individual who has made it to this prestigious list, and to each Egyptian who is giving us pride in belonging to a country with such diversity in talents.
The Kissing Booth 2 is happening!
Netflix just dropped the nicest valentine’s gift that everyone has been waiting for since forever; as they have finally confirmed that The kissing Booth 2 is happening!
The news follows the announcement that Netflix’s other teen loved movie, ‘To All The Boys I’ve ever Loved Before’, is ALSO getting a sequel, and fans are going nuts.
According to some recent press release, the movie is currently under production phase, and filming will start up soon.
Co-star, Joel Courtney, made the announcement yesterday, through his twitter account.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
The Kissing Booth #2 announcement!
— Joel Courtney (@Joel_Courtney) February 14, 2019
King also tweeted out the promo video, with the caption: “YUP!!! WE’RE GETTING A SEQUEL!”
— Joey King (@JoeyKing) February 14, 2019
If you’re not on your tip toes by now, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? The movie is a Netflix hit, and basically the new ’10 things I hate about you’ of this generation.
The movie was also the most re-watched on the streaming site of 2018.
Release date is expected to be in 2020.
To All the People Who Left, I Forgive you
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