The Deaf Unit of the Episcopal/Anglican Church in Egypt started a training course and a workshop to revive the art of Khayameya dedicated to the deaf in order to provide job opportunities for them and sell the products at the end of the workshop.
The Episcopal/Anglican Church stated in a statement today that the workshop was held at the headquarters of the Deaf Unit in Old Cairo, and the first day ended with a meeting with the administration to supply and deliver the tools used and the fees that will be implemented inside the workshop
Khayameya is authentic Egyptian art that has been unique to Egypt for centuries, and Khayameya is one of the crafts that deal with a cloth. It is the art of decorating with cloth on cloth using needles and threads, various designs are woven on tents, pillows, and more.
The Deaf Unit was established in 1982 under the umbrella of the Episcopal/Anglican Church, and it was declared in Social Affairs under the number 4014 of 1993.
The Deaf unit works to rehabilitate and educate the deaf and their families and support communication in sign language to ensure the improvement of the scientific, health, social and economic level in order to enable them to be self-reliant and integrate into society through academic education, vocational training, activities, trips, and conferences.
It is worth mentioning that the Province of Alexandria for the Episcopal/Anglican Church is the 41st region of this church around the world, and it includes under its presidency 10 countries in Egypt and North Africa, and is under the presidency of the Archbishop of Canterbury and belongs to the Episcopal/Anglican Church Union in the world.
In Egypt, the Episcopal/Anglican Church was established in 1815 and the first Episcopal/Anglican Church was founded in Alexandria in 1839 when it was given a plot of land in Alexandria’s Manshia square to establish the Episcopal/Anglican Church of St. Mark by Mohamed Ali Pasha the Ruler of Egypt at this time.