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I Am Here To Solve Puzzles

My life is a piece of puzzle that how I always look at my own life, very small pieces scattered all over that big world. My job is to collect those pieces together to create my own masterpiece. Those pieces are inside me, my family, with my friend, with those who I meet them and affect me and I affect them without even knowing each other. It took me very short time to realize that my own puzzle is not more than a small piece in very big puzzle that extends to contain my community or even the entire world and to be able to solve my own puzzle I have to share in solving the big one.
It was easy for me to realize that I am very closed and I know nothing about what is happening out side my house's door. That is because it is not really common for girls in my community to look out their own doors. I took the decision to get out from my home to see and discover the situation out there. It was new world to me but not really pleasant one. How much we are lost, waking without reason, or hope to move forward. I saw people looking to their problems as they are undisputed and there is no way to solve them. I found youth are very isolated from their community not feeling any belonging to it anymore. I was part of all of that, so lost and very small to do anything useful.

I started to contact the different association of the civic society. After awhile I learned that the civic community in Egypt is very weak and there is a very big gap between the role that it should play in developing that community and the role that it is already have. Most of the association what deals with problems with great shallowness and most of time they are not able to connect effectively with the different people. Every time I go deeper into that community I become more passionate with it and dreaming with an affective, independent, strong civic society, which is able to go deep in the community problems, recognize them, and find out the best ways to solve them, to be able to include the vulnerable people and the youth into the community and help them to become effective citizens. That is what made me thinking about the idea of developing the civic society itself.

Some people may call me crazy to have such a dream and may be I am, but that is the way that I believe is going to help in solving the big puzzle along with my own small puzzle of being someone effective in the community. It is very long way and I know that I can't walk alone, I will always in to partners who share with me my vision, give me the strength and the support that I will need in every step I will take. There are so many things that I need to know and so many skills that I need to gain, that what I cam get if I became a Voice of Our Correspondent. It is going to be a great experience to learn from the whole world how to be more effective and to give me the support that I need, having the opportunity to listen and to be listened to. I am really looking forward to be part of that program.


Farona's picture

Eman ! thank you for this

Eman ! thank you for this wonderful story. "How much we are lost, waking without reason" yes we do walk without reason, without realizing ! Middle eastern civil society is still weak - some countries are moving forward - some moving backwards. I am glad to have someone like you who believes in improving the lives of people through participation. People would obviously call you crazy ! but fear not - whenever someone attempts to change something, do something positive, they seem alien to society.

With Love <3

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