Bursary Reports 2008

of refugees into the Cairo community (all my groups were a mixture of Egyptians and displaced Iraqis, Sudanese and Palestinians) and I really felt that I achieved my goal of giving something back to a place that had been so welcoming towards me. However, I was deeply saddened to see the weakness and inadequacy of the education system there, where people are prevented from acquiring even the most basic critical skills. It is a symptom of much deeper social and political ills and it would be a long and difficult road to challenge this quiet and insidious system of oppression.

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