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Women are amazing and multi-functional human beings who are known to have tremendously huge hearts. When a woman is faced with a challenge or determined to do good, she comes up with incredible solutions that not only help her on a personal level but also spread a positive impact on the environment surrounding her.
For International Women’s Day 2020, we’d like to shed light on five amazing Egyptian women who have contributed immensely to the society and helped raise awareness on important topics. These successful women are an inspiration to all of us and deserve to be celebrated.
Sara Aziz – Safe Kids Egypt
Teaching children how to say no to sexual abuse and bullying isn’t an easy task, but it’s one that Sara Aziz has taken upon herself. Being the founder and CEO of Safe Kids Egypt, Aziz opts to raise awareness through workshops as well as counseling to empower the society to stand against abuse and violence. These workshops aid children in learning how to say no as well as help kids and teens find their identity and value and not be affected by peer pressure.
Aziz has a master’s degree in counseling psychology and is also a certified child and sexual abuse consultant and trainer. She also provides psychological support to trauma survivors and aims to stop the cycle of abuse by advocating against sexual harassment.
Christine Adel Zaghloul – Save The Turtle
Trying to save the environment and teach children the importance of sustainability is a whole lot of fun with “Save The Turtle”. Christine Zaghloul designed a maze puzzle game that explains to children (aged 4-8) just how harmful plastic is for sea turtles. Through a series of quizzes, the children are asked to save the turtle from the harmful plastics and raise awareness on how damaging and deadly single-use plastics can be for marine life.
Save The Turtle by Zagazoo was nominated to win the prestigious A’Design Award & Competition within the Toy category due to its positive impact on raising awareness on the dangers of plastic-use and trying to protect the environment in the process.
Inas Ismail – Autsera
Raising kids on the autism spectrum is quite challenging, but Inas Ismail, as well as her co-founders, decided to try and help children with autism develop their social skills through engaging interactive games. Being a mother of a child on the autism spectrum, Ismail witnessed first-hand the struggles and stress that come with it as well as how important early intervention is. In an attempt to break down the barriers for parents and give them the support they need to develop their children’s social skills, Autsera was created.
Yomna Dhroug- Kafala in Egypt
The concept of kafala in Egypt has always been misunderstood. However, Yomna Dhroug, founder of Kafala in Egypt organization, has made it her personal mission to not only raise awareness of Islamic adoption in Egypt but also encourage people to opt for kafala. Through her page, Dhroug takes you through a step-by-step guide of all the requirements and documentation necessary for kafala, in addition to sharing her own personal experience. Dhroug not only shares success stories of kafala in Egypt but also keeps you up to date with the latest laws and documents required, making it so much easier to fight the stigma of Islamic adoption and help provide loving families for orphans.
Noha Muhammed Awad – Furever Rescue Foster
Having empathy for animals, Noha Awad started her own private facility where she tried her best to take care of rescue dogs who needed treatment, shelter, and a whole lot of love. As Furever Rescue Foster grew bigger, Awad became responsible for over 400 dogs providing them with food, medical care, shelter, and keeping them off the streets. Her story above is both heart-warming and shows the amount of empathy, love, and struggles she’s been through.