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 1st Visit to IWCs Ismailia and Port Said
On October 14, 2017, District 95 Egypt and Jordan’s Chairman Mrs. Samia Hatata along with other Board members and IW club members from Egypt went on a field trip to Ismailia City in the north-eastern part of Egypt.
Upon arrival, Mrs. Samia and all accompanying IW club members headed to the Ismailia Teaching Oncology Hospital, one of IW Ismailia Club’s projects. There, they were met and greeted by the director of the Hospital , Dr. Mohamed El Mekhaily who in his turn spoke highly of IW Ismailia Club’s role in supporting the cancer hospital and the community respectively.
Afterwards, Mrs. Hatata held a meeting with president Afaf Latif of IW Ismailia Club and Mrs Randa Ramadan of IW Port Said Club in which they discussed the clubs’ projects and services then exchanged gifts.
On the following day of the Ismailia trip, Mrs. Hatata and the accompanying delegates met with Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of both the Suez Canal Authority and the Suez Canal Economic Zone. After the meeting, all accompanying IW club members enjoyed a boat cruise along the Suez Canal; a worldwide famous waterway that connects the Mediterranean and Red Seas, resulting in great financial returns to Egypt.
Evidently, the Ismailia trip was a very successful trip in all aspects. It shed the light on the projects and goals of both the IW Ismailia club and the IW Port Said Club, along with strengthening the friendship and relationships among Inner Wheel members.
Rula El Hawi
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
The cell therapy center is a non-for-profit academic and research institute that excels in stem cell research and therapeutic applications. Stem cell treatments give major hope for patients suffering from diseases that are untreatable using classical medical options, such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries and Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, though, several years of research and experiments still separate humanity from achieving those goals. These trials are extremely expensive and need several equipment, instruments, materials and dedicated scientists. Academic institutions cannot afford to support research without the help of local and international communities. The medical grade refrigerators donated by Inner wheel Philadelphia will be a great asset for the center and were indeed very much needed. They were put to immediate use at the cell culture facility of the center as they are required for holding materials under strict conditions. These refrigerators also have internal and external monitors that were connected to the center’s alarm system, which is of paramount importance to maintain the highest standards at the center as well as meet accreditation requirements. The staff at the center are extremely pleased with the newest addition to their facility and look forward to welcoming members of the Inner Wheel again.