Cooperation

Farida AbdelMaksoud 10S Cooperation Cooperation has always been one of Hayah’s Core Values. Just six months ago I have been really in touch with its importance. January 25, 2011 was a remarkable day for the entire world. Six months ago the astonishing Egyptians were able to overthrow Hosni Mubarak and all his corrupted government. The remarkable and cooperative Egyptian would not have been able to do it without cooperating with each other and heading to Tahrir Square asking to change Hosni’s System and together build a new Egypt. They said Egypt died 30 years ago yet Egyptians found it in 18 days through cooperation hand in hand Egyptians gave in all the strength they have, all the power and all their voices. A single Egyptian wouldn’t have been able to overthrow the Dictator but together we did it, and I am glad and proud I joined in. Because of the rumors and dreadful things said about the Egyptians and the countless lies that Egyptians fight among each other and that there is a huge tension between Muslims and Christians; the Revolution was a chance to prove to the world that it did not matter if we were Muslim or Christian. I have seen Muslims protect Churches and I have also seen Christians holding each other’s hand and form a huge circle around the Muslims praying, offering protection. In Tahrir Square finally Egypt woke up and showed the world that they have gone through a lot of positive changes because of the love and cooperation that grew among the Egyptians. I am glad that Hayah is trying to teach its students cooperation in a young age, because no one knows maybe this new generation might make a difference just like their ancestors. The key to...

Egyptian Revolution Radio...

Egyptian Revolution We went around the school asking students and teachers about the Egyptioan Revolution: What was your most painful moment? Would you have  voted/ or did you vote yes/no for changing the constitution? Is Egypt ready for a Democracy? Give us a synonym for Democracy. What was your opinion when the camels and the horses attacked the protesters in Tahrir Square? Did you feel emotional after Mubarak’s second speech? This was recorded by: Lina Ashraf, Lobna Omar, Nada Khaled, Rawan Shaheen, and Yomna Magdy...

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Egyptian Revolution

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Freedom First

Freedom First During the past few months Egypt has witnessed the eruption of millions of citizens demanding the departure of President Hosni Mubarak. Many people are worried about the upcoming President. ‘Who’s next?’ Has become a common question frequently asked, but the most shocking is people’s doubt of Egypt’s readiness for democracy. Searching up democracy, I found a very accurate and concise definition “political and social equality”. People are afraid of accomplishing their dreams. Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people. We can’t exclude the illiterate, the uneducated, and the underprivileged from voting. People misunderstand the relation between literacy and common sense. Do you think a farmer wouldn’t know who is best fit to represent him?! Let me remind those who think the poor are inadequate to vote, that this class of people are the most vital citizens to determine their fate, Egypt’s fate, they are the foundation of our society. Democracy is the changing point; giving citizens the power to moderate the President. Democracy calls for a president to be equal to a cleaner; they are both citizens serving the same country, each with duties, and rights. Even if Egypt is not ready for democracy now, it will be at some point. We will make wrong decisions and learn from them, so what? What is there to lose? We will take it step by step, illiterate, then literate, then educated and so on. Another concern that accompanies the idea of democracy is the freedom of homosexuals, and the influence of Christians and Jews. To neutralize this controversial matter, let me remind you that every country has its own red line, its own customs and traditions. For China Atheists rule, for Saudi Arabia Muslims rule, so why are...