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Education: The global antidote to poverty, disease and terrorism

By Dr Cesar Chelala Despite enormous technological advances, humanity continues to grapple with three enormous burdens: poverty, disease and terrorism (both individual and state-sponsored.) Although the policies aimed at solving those problems are different, there is one approach that can help lower the negative effect of all three: education. There is a clear connection between …

Daily News Egypt

Culture of cooperation and common goals key to Germany’s victory: WEF

By Evline Meshreky A blog published by the World Economic Forum (Davos) attributed Germany’s success in football as well as economically to sustaining a culture of cooperation and common goals, and long-term policies to support those goals. The article relates the young average age in the German football team, 26.31, as opposed to 28.92 in …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s veil of ignorance and the social contract

“[A]pply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? …

Iris Boutros

Educate girls to alleviate poverty

By Dr Cesar Chelala  Inequality and unequal access to education holds millions of girls and women back across the world. While the “gender gap” in education has narrowed over the past decade, girls are still at a disadvantage, particularly in getting access to high school education. And women still constitute two-thirds of the world’s illiterate …

Daily News Egypt

The Business of Education

University students and graduates reflect on the quality of education they received in Egyptian universities compared to the fees they paid

Sara Aggour

KidZania opens in Cairo

Global “edutainment” brand KidZania opens in Cairo, with more than EGP 145m investments, to provide kids unique educational and entertainment experience

Daily News Egypt