Together We Develop Egypt and Deaf Unit visit Governmental School

To continue investing in the community, Rev. Emil Nabih, Reverend in-charge of Jesus Light of the World church, and Sheikh Hany Shams, Professor in Islamic Center for Research, along with Sheikh Selim Wassef, Together We Develop Egypt Coordinator; visited the governmental school in Amro Street in Old Cairo on February 4th, which was recently cleaned by the deaf youth as part of “Together We Develop Egypt” project and reopened by Dr. Ali Gomaa, the former Grand Mufti, together with Minister Ahmed Gameladine, the adviser for President Sisi, and Bishop Mouneer.

In the visit, the previously mentioned leaders visited the classes to encourage the students to work in harmony with each other to Egypt clean especially Amro St. where the school was located. They also gave some recommendations to preserve the beauty of the street. The visit, also, included few students from the neighboring Deaf Unit aiming for their integration as well as better future partnership between the two schools on both levels; administration and students.

News from the Deaf Community in Egypt

Dear Friends, please find the link below with the news from the Deaf community in Egypt, including updates from the Church for the Deaf in Old Cairo, the Vocational Training Centre for the Disabled in 6 of October City, and the Deaf Unit in Old Cairo.  May the Lord bless the work of their hands!

November 2013 Deaf Unit and Church Newsletter -MN (1) – Copy

Archbishop John Sentamu: “The Deaf School is a real sign that the Anglican Church cares for people no-one else cares about”

Archbishop John Sentamu with the Deaf

The Anglican Church in Egypt has an active ministry among the Deaf community including the Deaf Unit (a boarding school for 80 deaf children), the Vocational Training Centre, the Church for the Deaf, and a project to translate the Bible in Egyptian sign language.

When Archbishop John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, last visited Egypt in 2010, he promised the deaf community based in Old Cairo that he would help to raise support for a new building for their Deaf Club. He said “When I visited Cairo, it was a great delight to meet the children and workers at the school’s Deaf Club.  I was deeply moved to see how much the Deaf Unit was making to people who couldn’t afford services to help them. The work of the Unit is growing and helping many more children and parents”

Archbishop John Sentamu returned to Cairo in early November 2013 for the 75th Celebrations of All Saints Cathedral. The Deaf who attended were so happy to see them, and in his address Archbishop John mentioned “the deaf school is a real sign that the Anglican Church cares for people who no-else cares for.”

For more information about the Arcbishop’s Appeal for this project, please see the following link: Archbishop’s Appeal for Deaf School

For more information about the Deaf Unit, please see their website: www.deafunit.org

 

Deaf Unit launches their own website

The Deaf Unit has just launched their very own website which contains up to date information about their activities and some great new photographs.  Please visit the site and we are sure you will enjoy exploring it and learning more about what goes on there.

Just click the image to visit the new Deaf Unit website

You can also subscribe to receive the latest news from the Deaf Unit by clicking HERE.

Congratulations to Revd Faraj!!  The website project was made possible by a donation from one of the Deaf Unit’s supporting organisations.

Visit www.deafunit.org

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