A Breath of Fresh Air

Ezbit el Nakhl Village, Egypt

 

Women of Ezbit el Nakhl​​

 

In addition to the weekly lessons, we try to do something fun from time to time because their living conditions are very hard. Sometimes, they don't leave that area for years, and going somewhere else for a change really pleases them.
 

Christine is a mother to three children, and her financial condition is very bad. She said that she hadn't been outside of the area for seven years. It was her first time to go out with the ladies on this trip which was very inexpensive. Christine also said that if the trip hadn't been this affordable, she wouldn't have been able to go with her children.

Christine was very happy for a change of scenery and her children were very happy. She had been hoping to go out like this for a very long time. This trip had energised her to be able to continue with her life and ease her emotional pressure. Christine is very grateful.

 

In the last few months, we have taught lessons on topics such as the following: reasons for violence and how to overcome it, bad traditions and habits, the thyroid gland, personal hygiene, rebellion, life of gratefulness and sufficiency, and teenagers and how to mentor them. We also hosted the women’s field trip and an optical convoy. 

 

In the next quarter, we plan to cover the following topics: dangers of fire, self-esteem, a home on a rock,  limits in relationships, disadvantages of obesity and need for healthy food, positive words and their effect, family budget, and handicrafts. 

 

Children of Ezbit el Nakhl 

 

The children enjoyed the trip which included competitions, games, and pool time. Eriny, who is eight years old, said that she was very thankful to play with our Transformational Community Development (TCD) worker Azmy, as they really had fun on the trip. Mohrail, who is ten years old, said that she didn't want to leave and wanted to stay in the pool. Joseph, who is seven years old, said that it was his first time going on a field trip and he was very happy.

 

During the last quarter, we focussed on some physical, psychological, social and moral areas. 

 

In the physical area, we offered optical checkups for reading, measured blood pressure and glucose levels in blood, taught a lesson about healthy habits, importance of pure water, healthy children, and eye health. In the psychological area, we taught a lesson about hardships and rebellion, and we took the women and children on a field trip for mental wellness. In the social area, we focussed on a peaceful life, as well as joys and sorrows. Finally, in regard to lessons on morals, we taught about desires, purity, and controlling the tongue. We also held a clothes, shoes, and face soap fair.

 

For the next quarter, we will teach lessons about appearances and your neighbour's rights. We will also do a school supplies fair for 500 families, offering things for half their original price to help the families keep their children in school.

 

Thank you!

 

Farhan

GHNI National Field Leader

 

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