Education and the Community

There were a few attempts to make a positive impact and educational reform from the civil community in Egypt but those efforts remained very limited on their impact on the educational process. Education crisis in Egypt is very complicated, public education is not capable of providing quality education and is hardly providing any education with the shortage in facilities, lack of trained educators and inflation in classes. Private (including International) is still incapable of reform for the lack of interest, shortage in trained educators, defective curricula, commercialization of education and finally a customized accreditation system that involves the irrevocable licensure of International schools based on candidacy for accreditation while candidacy for accreditation is originally based on the initial efficiency of the school in providing the educational services including its status as a legal education provider that it doesn't get to get unless it is a candidate school, which is setting the cart before the horse.

No community efforts have been done to address the crisis of education in Egypt until 2008, when the International-Curricula Educators Association, winner of Pan Africa Award, 2011 was established with modest financial resources but great expectations.

The Community addressed itself to contributing to solving the educational problems in Egypt including the shortage in research, statistics and entrepreneurship in the field of education.

On 2009 it's started involving volunteers through the UNV program and has successfully began to develop its range of not-for-profit services to address several needs of the educational community in Egypt starting from affordable certified teacher training and going making its way through all the required student activities stimulating citizenship whether on the local or the global level.

Among their initiatives"the Science Across Egypt initiative and "Egypt: Another Nation at Risk Report" specially to address the post revolution needs of educational reform by the power of people.Direct link to read the report online and download

Founder and president of ICEA, Gihan Sami Soliman(winner of Pan Africa prize 2011 is an educator who wrote several articles and papers. on the necessity of reform based on community consensus on the compelling need for change, such as and several other articles beside working with Dr. Ahmed Abdel Azeem on providing workshops on several related topics such as science in relation to life, biodiversity and Fungal Conservation in relation to education in part of the Science Across Egypt Project. in addition to conducting awareness campaigns, protests and teacher training. ICEA has won the Pan Africa Award for Education Entrepreneurship, 2011. for the Science Across Egypt © Project they initiated. Science Across Egypt © is a copyright protected name. In 2013, Soliman instituted a model for Cybernetics in education by the Sinai Sustainability Cybernetics Project.