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The Celebration of the Launch of the Population Curriculum “Learning for Quality of Life”

Wednesday، 27 December 2023 - 12:00 AM

Dr. Reda Hegazy, Minister of Education and Technical Education, witnessed, on Tuesday 26/12/2023, the celebration of the launch of the population curriculum, which is carried out in partnership between the General Authority for Adult Education and the National Population Council, resulted in the preparation of a specialized curriculum for adult learners, entitled “Learning for Quality of Life.”  It addresses various population issues and links them to the issue of illiteracy, within an educational, awareness-raising and cultural framework.

This came in the presence of Dr. Hegazy Idris, Advisor to the Minister of Education for Literacy Eradication and Lifelong Learning, Engineer Raed Heikal, Acting President of the General Authority for Adult Education, Dr. Shahira Hussein, Special Representative of the United States Agency for Development in Egypt, and Engineer Mohamed Abou Nar, Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Pathfinder International and senior program director, Randa Halawa, Head of the Central Administration for Dropouts and Adult Education, and Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, advisor to the Minister of Health and Population for media and the official spokesman for the Ministry.

At the beginning of his speech, Dr. Reda Hegazy, Minister of Education and Technical Education, welcomed the audience, stressing that the launch of the population curriculum comes within the framework of political efforts and directions to pay attention to the issue of illiteracy as well as population increase, in order to achieve the sustainable development goals of Egypt’s Vision 2030.

The Minister explained that there is a relationship between the level of education and population increase, where the higher the level of education, the lower the birth rates. In this context, he praised the cooperation between the National Population Council and the General Authority for Adult Education. He also pointed out that this curriculum targets an age group from 15 to 35 years old.

In a speech delivered on behalf of Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Health and Population, Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the Ministry’s official spokesman, said that illiteracy in its simple definition means the inability to read and write in any language, but illiteracy in a deeper definition is the inability to use printed and written information to achieve success, stressing that there is no doubt that the illiterate cannot achieve what is beneficial to him in the first place.

In his speech, Engineer Raed Heikal, Acting Head of the Executive Body of the General Authority for Literacy and Adult Education, stressed that the problem of illiteracy is an important issue and has social, economic, political and health dimensions. Therefore, addressing this problem requires the necessity of integrating all sectors of society within the framework of an integrated national plan in light of sustainable goals, especially the fourth goal, in addition to Egypt Vision 2030, the strategic plan of the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, and the plan of the General Authority for Adult Education.

For her part, Dr. Shahira Hussein, Special Representative of the United States Agency for Development in Egypt, confirmed that the presence of this honorable gathering of Egyptian government leaders is a embodies the importance of such event and to the strength of the continuing partnership over many decades between the governments of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States of America with the aim of improving the life of the Egyptian citizen.

Engineer Mohamed Abou Nar, Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Pathfinder International and senior program director, said that the population curriculum for literacy and adult education was set in cooperation with the National Population Council and the General Authority for Adult Education, stressing that this cooperation reflects Joint efforts to achieve scientific excellence, pointing to the endeavour to expand this program to reach all governorates of the Republic.

He added that this curriculum was designed with the aim of improving the quality of life of the Egyptian family, including enhancing family health, reproductive health, gender equality, ending violence against women, as well as preserving the environment and raising awareness about climate change.


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