Today, Saturday morning, the activities of the first camps of the second phase of the presidential initiative “I speak Arabic” began under the slogan “Our Egyptian Roots”, which is organized by the Ministry of State for Immigration and Egyptians Abroad Affairs for the children of Egyptians abroad from the second, third, fourth and fifth generations, hosted and sponsored by the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Fustat in Cairo, in cooperation with the “Zomra” company specialized in organizing and setting up camps for children and youth.
About 45 children, between the ages of 8 and 13, from various countries, including Canada, France, England, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the United States, participated in the camp. Simplified.
The activities included a number of games inspired by the symbols of the ancient Egyptian civilization, writing names in the Arabic language and hieroglyphs, as well as a number of puzzles about the kings of ancient Egypt, and awarding the winners with victory medals.
The organization of the activities of the second phase of the presidential initiative comes in implementation of the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, to expand the scope of interactive educational and cultural programs aimed at strengthening the belonging of Egyptian youth and children abroad and at home to the homeland and consolidating the principle of Egyptian identity, in light of the presidential initiative “I speak Arabic”.
The selection of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to launch the first camps of the second phase of the presidential initiative “I speak Arabic” is due to the strength of political will it reflects in transforming the region into a global destination. The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is the first of its kind in Egypt and the Arab world, to sail on a journey through History to get acquainted with the successive Egyptian civilizations, since the laying of the foundation stone in 2002, in the heart of the city of Fustat, the first and oldest Islamic capital in Africa.
The museum includes a variety of artifacts that shed light on the tangible and intangible heritage of Egypt, which helps visitors understand the Egyptian civilization through its various eras, starting from prehistoric times, passing through the ancient Egyptian era, Greek, Roman, Coptic, Islamic, and the modern and contemporary era, as well as The museum includes a hall for mummies and a hall for Egyptian textiles.