Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau - Washington DC

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On Friday 22 March, the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau welcomed a group of Egyptian students from Ain Shams University who study architecture engineering and electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania through the Sawiris Penn Scholars Exchange Program. The students visited ECEB together with Michael Griego, the associate director of the program, to learn about the educational role of the Bureau. The students had an open discussion with the cultural attaché and visited the museum and library of ECEB.

The Washington Educational Cultural Attache Association (WECAA) established an educational committee with a strong vision to enhance educational cooperation and hosted a panel for the committee board members during WECAA’s meeting on 15 March. The committee board members Dr. Naser al-Naeimy, Prof. Heba Saad, Prof. Anita Anita Schmied and Dr. Zaid Zabanoot presented the vision, mission and goals of the committee and discussed its intended role with WECAA members.

The Egyptian Embassy celebrated International Women's Day and hosted the Association of Spouses of African Ambassadors's event

for Women's Day. The event emphasized the shared commitment to championing women's rights and fostering cross-cultural exchange.
The cultural attaché, Dr. Heba Saad participated in the event as a guest speaker and presented an overview of the Egyptian heritage of traditional women's clothes.

The Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau welcomed a visit from St. Anthony Catholic School. The students prepared drawings about Egypt to reflect their perception of Egypt and they learned details about the country, its history, culture, and festivals through an engaging presentation by the cultural attaché.

After a visit to the museum, the students joined a workshop about hieroglyphics through which they learned about the ancient Egyptian script, how it was decoded, its development through time, and what its letters represent. The students engaged in various activities, enjoyed writing their names in hieroglyphics, and went home with stories about ancient Egypt.