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“Together we plant a tree of hope” visits the experimental school in the village of Brahim in Menouf
The “Together We Plant a Tree of Hope” project visited the official experimental language school in the village of Barhim in the city of Menouf at the invitation of its management to learn about the project, its goals, and aspects of the initiative, within the programs of social education and student unions. 150 students from the experimental school attended the event.
The students of the project presented a theatrical sketch that told about how to develop a spirit of love and peace among the students. In the same context, Rev. Michel Milad, head of the Interfaith Committee of the Episcopal/Anglican Church, spoke about the project and its goals for the students of the experimental school, which is summarized in developing a culture of dialogue among Egyptian school children, which in turn will lead to understanding the other, his beliefs and values And also spreading a culture of acceptance of the other, as the project relies on following different methods to embody the culture of dialogue in school activities so that it becomes a source of enjoyment in addition to providing freedom and responsibility for children to be able to manage the project themselves under the care and guidance of teachers in an atmosphere of openness and acceptance.
Sheikh Ali Al-Banna also gave a speech on mutual respect and morality among school students, in which he said: Good morals play a major role in confronting the phenomenon of bullying, stressing that having such morals raises the status of a person. Sheikh Ali Al-Banna also stressed the dangers of bullying students in schools, where violence and hatred increase among them, citing some examples.
The seminar was attended by Sheikh Ali Al-Banna on behalf of the Director of the Menouf Educational Administration, Dr. Hisham Badr, and Ramez Bakhit, the Executive Director of the Dialogue Committee of the Episcopal Church.
The project is being held under the auspices of the Episcopal/ Anglican Church in Egypt, with North Africa, and the Horn of Africa, and the Egyptian Family House.