Personal Development

Ezbit el Nakhl Village, Egypt


Children of Ezbit el Nakhl


Meet Doa'a, a young girl in first preparatory school from Ezbit el Nakhl. She attends the weekly lessons and was chosen by the committee to help.


Doa’a helps prepare and present the lessons. She came happily to us because she prepared a very nice lesson about Healthy Habits. Doa’s presented the lesson to the class of 60 children after she had explained to the teacher what the lesson was about. The activity teacher in school knew about what Doa'a did, and was so happy that she chose her to be in the committee for competitions with different schools. Doa' will present this lesson to the Directorate of Education in the region.


When she went home, she told her parents about what happened, and her father was so happy. He encouraged her to continue with this, especially because she gathers the children in her street every week and tells them about what she learned in our meeting.


Women of Ezbit el Nakhl


This month we presented development lessons about self-control and a pure heart. From time to time, around five new women would come to the meetings. One woman called Sohair attended her first meeting and the lesson was about self-control. We talked about the things we need to control, like our thoughtless reactions in moments of anger. In the middle of the lesson, she stood up and said that she really needed that lesson because she can't control her actions, thoughts, and time. I continued the lesson and talked about how to control ourselves, learn from previous mistakes, be deliberate in words and actions, and train ourselves.


This woman encouraged me and she began to come to our meetings regularly. I asked her why she was coming, and she answered that for the first time in her life, she had learned to control herself in her actions, talking, and time. She made the time to attend the lessons and learn new things. This lesson was difficult, but with encouragement and training, she could control her actions.



GHNI National Field Leader