EduCav Egypt subsidiary in Egypt as a part of a project to spread knowledge over the Middle East
Forty percent of school-age children in five Middle Eastern countries affected by the war do not currently attend school, UNICEF reported. The organization’s latest report warns that a lack of schooling leads to even more militancy, migration and a dark future in the whole region.
Aware that we are on the verge of losing generations of experts, EduCav has a representative office in Egypt to help the idea of spreading knowledge to the whole world.
In a report on the impact of conflict on education in six countries in the region, UNICEF points out that more than 8,500 conflict-affected schools are completely unusable. Examples are also cited that students and teachers face shooting daily, classrooms are often used as temporary shelters, and children, in many cases, risk their lives and cross the front lines to come for classes or exams.
EduCav understands that it is not only the physical damage of schools but also the despair of generations of schoolchildren who see nothing but the collapse of their hopes and future.
When a culture of hostility culminates in a society, fascist political organizations are born, ready to kill entire ethnic or religious groups, simply because they are not their religion or race (the example of Germany and the Holocaust).
The same is true of the Middle East: an atmosphere of hostility to the regime was born in hostility to the West, especially to the United States, which is the only Western superpower. Radical Islamic organizations in the Middle East, which promote the idea of hostility and killing, were not born overnight and are not some kind of RE-action on US policy toward the region. Namely, European politicians want to blame the US exclusively, this theory is flawed and malicious. EduCav wants to make the image of the Middle East, and Egypt in particular, brighter and to show that there is a lot of noble material beneath that dark surface, which can be a rich heritage in knowledge.
Education is one of the pillars of national security in every progressive state; advancement in education means progress in all areas of life. Data from the World Bank and UNESCO say that the Arab countries spend almost the same amount of money on the school system as the US and EU countries, Canada and Japan. Americans spend 5.5% of GDP on the school system, while Arab countries, according to the Arab League, spend 5.8% (except for Morocco with 20% and Algeria with 30%). It is not schooling planning that has led to disastrous results. For example, as many as a quarter of millions of Egyptians with higher education are unemployed! Thus, in Saudi Arabia, 20% of citizens are unemployed.
CMIP, a peacekeeping and tolerance institution promoting peace and tolerance among peoples and states, analyzed school textbooks in Israel, the Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, and concluded that most of these textbooks described Islam as the only true religion and that the West is responsible for all the defeats of the Islamic world and that the danger comes from Western cultures and Western ideological influence. School books are the most important means by which every nation not only transfers education and education but the entire value system to the younger generations.
Illiteracy in the Middle East is on a tremendous rise, with the number of illiterates exceeding 65 million. Another interesting and also catastrophic fact is that fewer and fewer people read newspapers and are less aware of events outside the borders of their countries. That’s why the EduCav Group wants to share knowledge across the Middle East and make it known to the world, as it wants the world to know the Middle East and its starting point in Egypt. The idea is simply to overcome the many prejudices with knowledge.
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