The demographic strength of Egypt is undeniable, not just in absolute numbers but in its age distribution. Egyptians of all ages and walks of life participated in the protests, unified in aspirations and demands including political freedom, better wages, and better working conditions. But it was the astonishing numbers of young people participating in demonstrations that gave the uprising its momentum, and were key to sustaining it, as hundreds of thousands gathered in Tahrir Liberation Square in Cairo and other cities across the country.
For nearly four decades, the American people have partnered with the people of Egypt to promote an environment where all groups in Egyptian society — including women and minorities — can lead healthy, productive lives. Programs seek to improve agricultural and water productivity and enhance livelihoods in rural zones where poverty and lack of jobs, especially for youth and women, are issues. We seek to enhance the contributions of civil society as a whole — with a focus on women and youth — to build institutions and to achieve political and economic reforms.
Children in ancient Egypt were cherished. That does not mean they could misbehave and get away with it. Rather the opposite was true. Boys were considered to be troublemakers, whether they were or not, and ancient Egyptian parents believed boys needed a firm hand to grow up strong and capable.
The quality of education remains a major challenge preventing children from developing to their full potential and contributing to the society in the long term. Teaching styles can sometimes be rigid; pupil participation is not encouraged enough and corporal punishment is often used. Many schools have poor infrastructure with around 1 in 5 school buildings unfit for use, lacking functional water and sanitation facilities.
The adolescents aged are around 17 million, representing approximately 19 percent of the total population. Together with youth in the age group years, an additional 9 million, adolescents and youth represent almost one third of the Egyptian population. Young Egyptians face huge challenges particularly in the transition into adulthood; the labour market being one of the most critical.
Egypt's pharaohs have left an impressive legacy of stone architecture, monumental inscriptions and religious art, allowing us to reconstruct their achievements with a fair degree of certainty. But what was daily life like for the ordinary Egyptian? Here, Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley shares 10 lesser-known facts.
By exploring culture and the arts, young people can develop their personalities and gain confidence in themselves and their abilities. We offer a wide range of programs and activities for ages 7 to 17 that will definitely suit every taste. Sending your child to a camp opens up their horizons in a unique and life-changing way. They will build friendships and memories that last a lifetime.
My daughters will be 14 and 12 at the time of travel. They appreciate doing activities that are "hand-on" or visiting "living" museums. For instance, making pottery while in Crete or making sugar candy in Costa Rica.
Together with workers from other regions such as Asia and clandestine immigrants, the International Organisation for Migration estimates that the overall number of refugees and migrants in the country is probably as high as one million. A difficult socio-economic environment, increasing living costs, discrimination and language barriers all make it difficult for refugees to integrate. Their physical safety is also cause for concern. Limited livelihoods and a loss of hope of returning home have contributed to an increase in the number of refugees attempting to reach Europe.