Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram, Egyptian Consul General in Sydney, Australia, Ambassador Yasser Abed and Egyptian Consul General in Melbourne, Australia Ambassador Yasser Hashem, inaugurated the ninth camp of the “Speak Arabic” initiative for Egyptian children residing in Australia, today, via “Zoom” app.
The activities of the camp included a presentation of a number of Egyptian traditional songs, games, competitions and various activities aimed at introducing children to their homeland, Egypt and its heritage.
The Ministry participated in the implementation of the “Speak Arabic” initiative launched by the (SMIEEA), under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, to preserve the identity of the children of Egyptians abroad, which officially came into effect last October, and its first camps were launched in Austria and the second in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) then Canada, the United States of America (USA), Germany, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and England.
During today’s camp, Makram indicated that organizing these camps for our children abroad aims to introduce them to the original Egyptian customs and traditions and invite them to adhere to their national identity and not just speak Arabic.
She spoke with the children and interacted with them, asking them some questions about the Egyptian food they love, about the Egyptian flag and its colors, the Egyptian collectibles they own in their homes, their love for football, especially the extent of their fanning the two Egyptian football leading clubs, Al-Ahly and Zamalek.
On their part, the parents of the children participating in the camp, thanked the minister of (SMIEEA) for the idea of the “Speak Arabic” initiative.
They expressed their happiness to watch their children speak Arabic and learn about the customs and traditions of their motherland, noting that their children were very excited during the camp.
It should be noted that all those wishing to follow the activities of the “Speak Arabic” initiative can access the official page of the initiative on Facebook via the following link:
For those who wish to interact with videos supporting the initiative on the “TikTok” platform, they can share a hashtag (Speak Arabic) at the following link:
Contributed by Ahmed Moamar