The Archbishop concludes “Together We Develop Egypt” by honoring the participants in Cairo and Minya
Dr. Samy Fawzy, Archbishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Province of Alexandria, honored the “Together We Develop Egypt” project, and awarded them certificates of appreciation in the presence of the Dutch ambassador, at All Saints Cathedral in Zamalek.
Archbishop Samy Fawzy addressed his speech to the guests, saying: We celebrate honoring the young people who worked hard during a whole year under very difficult conditions, as the whole world groans from the impact of the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and the danger continues to threaten the whole world, as we thank God that the youth’s determination, they were able to achieve initiatives aim on the ground.
The Bishop said: Young people are always the most enthusiastic and determined to make change through participation and positive interaction, and they have a great role in advancing their future, liberating from static ideas, and exploiting opportunities available to them through hard work to build their future, and this is what has already been achieved in the project “together we develop Egypt.
Bishop Samy added: The Lord Jesus Christ teaches us to rise in our relations with people, as we are very biased against those who do not agree with us in any matter, as the heavenly teachings call us to become a model of purity and serenity of the soul and rise together intolerance, love, and peace for the good of our beloved country Egypt.
While Dutch Ambassador Han Maurits gave a speech to the youth, saying: Freedom of religion and ideas is an important thing in societies, and everyone has the right to his choices, and we want to reach this idea, adding: The biggest proof of this concept is the project together we develop Egypt.
Ambassador Moritz continued: We, as the Embassy of the Netherlands, are interested in our participation in this project, which began in 2013, which builds the relationship between imams and priests and then the youth through together we develop Egypt, you are Muslims and Christians now together to create a culture of peace and cooperation and to feel inspired by what you have made during the past year and now You have the opportunity to create and make positive decisions for your community in Egypt in the future.
Ramez Bekhit, the project manager, also congratulated the youth, saying: This experience tells of what the youth experienced over the course of a year of solidarity, love, and coexistence in the same country without any difference.
The celebration was attended by Dr. Muhammad Abu Zaid Al-Amir, Vice President of Al-Azhar University for Lower Egypt and the coordinator of the Egyptian Family House on behalf of the Honorable Imam, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb. Professor Ahmed Ali attended on behalf of Dr. Ali Gomaa, the former Grand Mufti of Egypt and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Misr Al-Khair and His Eminence Al-Anba Clemendos, on behalf of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, and His Eminence Dr. Ramadan Afifi, on behalf of the Minister of Endowments and Priests of the Episcopal/Anglican Church, members of the project committee together we develop Egypt, Archdeacon Emad Basilios and Reverend Michael Milad.
The project is held under the auspices of the Episcopal/Anglican Church in Egypt, with North Africa and the Horn of Africa and Misr El Kheir Foundation.
The project aims to establish strong and real relationships and friendships between young people, develop their capabilities and raise their cultural and civilizational awareness, in addition to the participation of trainees together in implementing practical initiatives that benefit their local communities, with the aim of reaching a degree of integration and quality of work through communication with government agencies and community organizations. Civilians working in the same direction as their initiative.