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Transcript of Egypt
Arab Republic of Egypt
, and is located in North Africa and Southwest Asia
branches out into Southwest Asia - connects Africa and Asia
Shares borders with the
Water boundaries along
Area of about 1,001,450 km²
Islam is practiced by the majority of Egyptians - it governs their personal, political, economic and legal lives. Introduced by what we know now as Saudi Arabia.
The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of the oldest and largest statues in the world. The sphinx has a human head and a lion body that stands about 20m high from the ground up. There have been rumors of a chamber underneath the sphinx but no one has located it; it is believed to contain information about Atlantis.
Ancient Egyptians loved colour and painted many of their monuments: the body of the Sphinx was once red
April 24, 2015
Air Canada - Tango
Leave Toronto, Canada at
Arrive in Washington, USA at
Leave Washington, USA at
Arrive in Frankfurt, Germany at
Leave Frankfurt, Germany at
Arrive in Cairo, Egypt at
1 Adult $785.23
12 Adults $785.23x12
The life expectancy in Egypt is about 71 years.
There are currently no terrorist attacks. However, in July of 2014, the New Valley Governorate was attacked by unidentified gunmen. Over 20 border guards were killed.
The 'Valley of the Kings' is a royal burial ground for pharaohs, queens, and high priests. 18 out of the 36 known tombs are accessible by the public.
The Ras Mohammad National Park is an excellent place for diving and snorkeling. The coral reefs are beautiful and home to many different fish.
Luxor hosts one third of the whole monuments and antiquities of the world. It is considered one of the most important tourism spots in Egypt and maybe in the whole world.
Sharm El Sheikh is the the jewel of Egyptian tourism industry now. The city offers some of the finest places for diving and snorkeling in the world,
Modern Standard Arabic
1% Berber, Nubian, Bedouin, and Beja
1% Greek, Armenian, other European (primarily Italian and French)
11 policemen killed last August in the town of Kerdasa. Approximately 185 sentenced to death.
Yolanda coral reef in Ras Mohammed
View of coral reef in Ras Mohammad
Valley of the Kings
Temple of Karnak In Luxor >
Sharm El Sheikh coastal beach >
Average temperature: 20°C (68°F)-26°C (80°F)
Egypt gets about 25mm of rainfall a year.
Has a hot desert climate.
Hello; Peace be upon you
(A common greeting used by Muslims)
How are things going?
Phrases In Arabic
Small, thorny plants
Date and palm trees
lotus and papyrus plants (a kind of reed which grows in marshy areas) are very common.
There wasn't very many trees in ancient Egypt - not enough water in that area to support big trees and there still isnt
95% of Egypt is made up of desert.
Few oases in the desert - e.g Dakhla Oasis ("Inner Oasis") is one of seven oases found in the Western Desert & it regarded as the most attractive, and has over 500 hot springs.
Talent or art show
We will also be asking for game (board games, cards, etc) donations to leave at the schools for the children. Any other donations will be accepted. Example: sunglasses, clothes, books, shoes, sports equipment (soccer balls), colouring books with pencil crayons/crayons, etc.
1 and 2. Male doctors
3 and 4. Female doctors
5. Teacher who want to remain in Egypt after the mission is completed
6. Teacher who want to remain in Egypt after the mission is completed
7. Body guard (In case we get mugged)
8-10. Three contractors
Gay couple sentenced to three years after releasing marriage video.
Fennec (smallest fox
in the world)
Hand shakes between two members of the same sex must be done with a smile and direct eye contact.
Women must extend their hand to the man when greeting. If she does not do this, the man will bow his head in greeting.
Dough is kneaded with their feet - bacteria is killed in the cooking process.
Tahtib (Egyptian stick dance) started out as a form of martial arts.
Cyperus Papyrus, "Nile grass"
Our goal is to build 4 clinics, 4 food banks, and 5 schools within the year in Egypt. Ideally, we would spend four weeks of construction on each building. Supplies would be provided by a sponsor.
After around six months, 6-7 buildings are expected to be completed and ready to function to the public; employment and training of local Egyptian doctors and teachers will commence at those locations.
Due to the incline of poverty within recent years (inflation to prices of produce and other foods being one reason), we plan to organize and run our own "soup" kitchen during any free time we have available. Although there are not very many homeless people in Egypt, it wouldn't hurt to make an effort to reach out to them.
1) As of 2008, there are 138 known pyramids in Egypt
2) The most popular sport in Egypt is football (soccer).
3) In Egypt, the average annual income is $16 537 CAD - The average annual income in Canada is approximately $50 000.
4) The literacy rate for Egyptian men is 83% and 59.4% for women.
5) Tourism compromises 12% of the work force in Egypt.
6) Egypt is the 30th largest country in the world by area.
7) Ancient Egyptians worshiped over 1 400 different gods and goddesses.
8) Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats.
9) Egypt is the most populated country in Middle East and has the world's largest Arab population.
10) The pyramid workers were paid in beer. They received 1 gallon (4L) of beer a day.
11) Egypt’s homicide rate has tripled since 2009, as the country continues to experience political and social turmoil post its 2011 revolution.
by Bailee Wilkinson & Katrina de Belleval
Revolution of 2011 took President Hosni Mubarak out of power for the murders of hundreds of protestors. 26 year old Ms Mahfouz sparked the uprising through a video stating: "I, a girl, am going down to Tahrir Square, and I will stand alone. I will say no to corruption, no to this regime. Come with us and demand your rights."
Upon arrival in Egypt, the building supplies should already be at the construction sites.
We plan on renting out four suites for the duration of our stay.
The first few buildings will be a clinic and a soup kitchen. The clinic is expected to provide free care to its patients, and the soup kitchen will serve food to the public at all day hours. Gardens may be set up adjacent to these kitchens and produce harvested from them will be sold for cheap prices.
Schools will be build after and teachers will be hired locally as well as one of our people will stay to teacher for as long as they want. Board games that have been collected will be left for the children.