The launch of the year 2017 as the year of the Egyptian women an idea adopted by Egyptian President Al-Sisi, has encouraged IWC Gezira D95 Egypt &Jordan President Gilan Ghoneim and club members to be part of what can positively affect egyptian women lives and subsequently their families. We worked on arranging a big charity event to raise funds in favor of a Mega National project “Bashayer El Kheir 3” also sponsered by a major National Bank “Banque Misr” . The project of a housing nature aims to develop 7000 apartment with discent living conditions to move low income citizens to a much better living environment. The event was successfully launched on October 29th,2017 at Egyptian Opera House and attended by D95 Egypt & Jordan board members together with distinguished guests and a large number of people. IWC Gezira members are determined to be always active in their contribution to the society believing in “leaving a lasting legacy” .
As part of its community development projects ، the ladies of Innerwheel Petra ( Jordan) in partnership with “Masar Alkhair” initiative provided “Thughrat Maan” village with 450 new mattresses to replace the old and contaminated ones. Moreover, as part of the winter campaign provided 150 jackets for the children there and paid for two months of water to be provided to the village as the villages suffer serious water deficiency.
Ruba Abu Ghosh
IWC of Petra (Jordan)
D95 Egypt and Jordan
D95 Chairman Meeting with IWCs to cooperate for a Mega Project (Homeless Children)
On October 4, 2017, District 95 Egypt and Jordan’s Chairman Mrs. Samia Hatata and National Representative Mrs. Suzan Samaha moderated a meeting between the Inner Wheel Club members of Egypt and “Tahya Misr’s” Project Manager, Mrs. Manal Shaheen.
During the meeting, Mrs. Shaheen presented and discussed the multiple ways in which the Inner Wheel Clubs could work with “Tahya Misr,” such as supporting the orphanage system as an institution and/or enhancing the orphanage system’s mobile units.
All participants from 17 clubs who attended the meeting expressed their sincere excitement and intention to support and promote “Tahya Misr” program to eliminate or reduce the number of homeless children in Egypt. This program was initiated by District 95’s chairman , Mrs Samia Hatata during the board meeting with IW club presidents, secretaries and treasurers from Egypt and Jordan on September 16, 2017 in Alexandria.. She referred to it as the ‘Homeless Children’ national project.
Furthermore, National Representative Suzan Samaha demonstrated the various ways in which the Inner Wheel Clubs can help and support “Tahya Misr” program and drive it towards success.
Step by step, all efforts would work towards eradicating a great social problem and fall in line with this year’s logo – “leave a lasting legacy.”
Stemming from this year’s logo, “leave a lasting legacy,” our President—Mrs. Samia Hatata, of the Inner Wheel District 95, Egypt and Jordan—led a national initiative in efforts to help Egypt’s homeless children as part of the already established “Tahya Masr” program. The main goal of this initiative is to take care of the country’s neglected homeless children and prepare them mentally, physically and psychologically before entering them into the orphanage system. In tandem, Mrs. Abeer Dajani from Inner Wheel Amman Jordan, suggested a sister program of similar elements and proposed outcomes to be established in Jordan as well.
As for the entertainment aspect of this conference, District 95’s board members accompanied the Jordanian Inner Wheel ladies and members of the Inner Wheel clubs of Egypt in a visit to The Ancient Library of Alexandria. Known for its liberation of researchers and writers, this library posed no restraints on its displayed material – be it political, religious or gender-related. The Ancient Library of Alexandria is now considered to be a cultural monument that is rich in artifacts that celebrate history, art and civilization. While there, we observed multiple aspects of different cultures, including but not limited to the prominent Pharaonic and Greek civilizations.
As a token of her gratitude, President Samia Hatata gifted the library with an ancient version of the Holy Quran that has been passed down from one generation to another in her family.
Rula El Hawi