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Egypt
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Jesuit and Brothers Association for Development
ALIVE Associate

Magdi Asham
Education Sector Director

egypt@livingvalues.net  
Mobile: +0020105591583
Fax: +2086 2361456
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Current Status  – 2010

Jesuits ‘ and Brothers Association
 Minia – Egypt

Living values Report during the period
from October 2009 to August 2010

Introduction:
Since we became the representatives of the program in Egypt, we began to form a group of volunteers working in the education area as well as those working in the social development area, to be able to cover all training requests from diffident organizations. And we began to think about the criteria to spread the program in the country. Till now there are many training requests for the program as we will explain in details below.

Activities implemented during the report period:

  • forming a group of trainers :
    • We formed a group of  17 persons who are interested in the program and have the ability to be trainers
    • We developed a training program to increase their capacity in the nature of the program beside the training skills (T.O.T) program. This program included 10 different topics such as (The psychology of the children – philosophy of the program - moral development – active listening skills – teaching methods, etc).
    • We held three training workshops till now,  after some filtering process, now we end up with 14 trainers in our team.

Team members :

jobs

names

Program manager at Jesuits’ and brothers’ association

 Magdi Asham

Executive manager at bambino gesso association

Atef azat

Rehabilitation center manager at Jesuits’ and brothers’ association

Nabil aziz

Responsible about Jesuits’ consulting &training center

Sohear nageebi

 

Samer mories

Coordinator at I.S.P.L.E.Y project

Azza samier

Coordinator at

Haidy samir

Coordinator at not alone program at Coptic orphans

Magdy noshy

English teacher at school belong to government

Manal lotfy

Super visor at A.C.E.E.B project

Ayman yaakob

Coordinator at badayat association

Hanaa aziz

Human development trainer

Ahmed nabil

Volunteer

Eriny samir

Coordinator at A.C.E.E.B

Bemen fayk

Literacy classes gamble

Christine agaybee

Secretary of formation sector at

Christine William

    • IN addition to giving trainings, we divided the Team into two committees (Media committee – Documentation committee).
    •  Regular meetings are held for different purposes:
      • To coordinate the workshops for other organizations.
      • To continue the training program for the team.
      • To follow up the work of the committees.

   

  • Holding different trainings for the educators in different organizations:

After advertising about the program we got many training requests to train the educators who are working with children in different projects and programs as follows:

      • An Egyptian American association named "Coptic orphans" that has a program named " not alone", asked our team to train their volunteers who are working with orphans with single  Parents, currently concentrating on the value of peace (Table1).
      • There are other organizations and schools who asked to take the training for their employees (Table2).

    Training held for Coptic Orphans association:


Number of volunteers

place

Date

45 persons

Beani Sweaf

18/12/2009

                                                                                                          

40 persons

El Mansora

18/12/2009

65 persons

El Mynia

25/12/2009

Divided volunteer to two groups each group is 40 person

Cairo

25.26/12/2009

 

55 persons

Sohage

1/1/2010

                                                                                      

35 persons

Aswan

15/1/2010

                                                                                      

30 persons

Alexandria

22/1/2010

  • Training held for schools and other organizations

Number of volunteers

place

Date

11 teachers

Primary school in Manshiet El Dahab )

19,20/2/2010

25 persons

Key of life association at Arment Luxor

16,17/4/2010

                                                                                                                                   

30 persons

Day care center at Jesuits’ and brothers’ association 

25,26/4/2010

                                                                                                  

16 persons

shabab misr association

31/5 to 2/6/2010

35 persons

Youth leadership program at Jesuits’ and brothers’ association 

8,9/7/2010

                                                                                                                                                       

43persons

I.S.P.L.E.Y project at care organization

19,20/7/2010

6 persons

Typical union of health and population

24,25,26/7

 

  • Also we did activates with children
  • rehabilitation center  belong to Jesuits’ and brothers’ association working with disabilities two members of the team organizing regular meeting every fourth Monday of the month  which every meeting is talking about values , gives the children  assignments and follow up these all hole the month.
  • Pedayat association working with  (neglectful children ) at 23/7/2010 honesty value age between 13 years old to 15 years old.

Future plan

  • We are preparing to hold a workshop in Cairo for the educators from nearly 20 different private schools and organizations to widen the use of the program. That will be after the beginning of the school year.
  • We also intend to continue our training program for our staff (the volunteer’s trainers) and to add new members.
Current Status  – June 2007

The first Living Values Educational Program (LVEP) Educators' Training that took place in Egypt was held in Alexandria in January 2000, hosted by the Jesuit Fathers. Since then, the program's activities in Egypt have steadily increased.

Each year, a number of Educators Trainings take place in schools and educational Institutes upon their request. Follow-up meetings also take place for Educators that apply the living values activities with children.

In 2003, a comprehensive Train-the-Trainer (TTT) program has taken place with 15 carefully selected educators and educational psychologists. The aim was to prepare a team of LVEP trainers in Egypt in order to accommodate the unfulfilled schools requests for LVEP training. The TTT was sponsored by the Jesuits and Brothers Association for Development in El-Menia. Since then, those trainers co-trained in many of the trainings that took place. The Jesuit and Brothers Association has also committed itself to host a once-a-year Educators training in which Educators from several Educational Institutes can attend.

From July 2006 till now, several educators training have taken place for the staff of some schools as well as development associations working in the field of education. Educators from Sadat Language School, Notre Dame Schools across Egypt, Al-Hoda Language School, schools of Upper Egypt Association, Coptic of Evangelican Organization for Social Services, Lekaa Association, Key of Life Association, Nahdet Misr Association, and from 10 public schools in 5 villages of El-Menia within the "Upgrading Training and Educational Skills" of the Jesuit and Brothers Association, were all trained to use the program with children of different age groups.

This year, LVEP was presented in the Seventh Annual Educational Conference of the Advance Society that took place in the British School in Cairo in March 2007. The Conference was organized by the Learning Resource Center and sponsored by several bodies including the British Council and the Cairo Office of UNESCO. The Conference focused on effective educational tools and techniques for children with learning disabilities. LVEP methodology will be again presented in iEarn Conference in July 2007.

LVEP is now seen in Egypt as a valuable program. This is resulting in more trainings being requested and more trainers preparing themselves to fulfill the increasing demand.



Number of Sites Using Living Values Education 
Total number of sites   19

Breakdown and description:

  • Sadat Language School.
  • Al-Hoda Language School.
  • Learning Resource Center for people who has learning difficulties, developmental disorder and behavior problem.
  • The American University in Cairo Summer School – Cairo.
  • Jesuit school in El-Menia - El-Menia.
  • Saint Joseph School in El-Minia.
  • Upper Egypt Association Schools.
  • 10 schools in 5 villages around El-Menia, as part of a project for the development of educational and learning skills for communities in remote villages which is being implemented by the Jesuits and Brothers Association for Development and funded by the Swiss Fund in Egypt.
  • Shooting Club children activities.
  • Enlightenment Foundation children activities.
Impact 

One teacher in El-Menia explained how one day she had to leave her class of primary level children unattended for sometime; as she was walking back to the class, she expected to hear a lot of noise but to her surprise there was no sound coming from the class. When she reached the class, she found that one of the students was standing and conducting a guided relaxation/focusing exercise for the rest of the class while all the other students were quiet and calm and enjoying the experience.

Another teacher stated that children in her school quickly learned the conflict resolution steps and are now applying them very effectively; she has noticed a reduction in level of conflicts among students.

One teacher stated that a girl in her class who used to have the highest record of absence in previous years, recorded the highest rate of attendance after applying the living values activities with the children in school. Another student was on the verge of leaving the school due to his poor educational performance, became attentive in class and scored better academic results in school after applying the living values program.

Another student stole 5 Egyptian pounds from the bag of her teacher. Next day, the teacher applied a living values lesson on honesty. After the class, the teacher found the student left the 5 Egyptian pounds beside her bag.

Several teachers have stated that LVEP has helped them personally to discover their own inner values and self-worth and to have better relationships with the children as well as with their colleagues.

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