Profiles pictures on social media, Thursday, were modified and attached with “Speak Arabic” initiative’s slogan, sponsored by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
“Speak Arabic” is a national initiative, launched by the Egyptian Ministry of Immigration two years ago, aiming at strengthening the identity and belonging of the children of Egyptians abroad from the second and third generations.
Sisi mandated the Ministry to publish educational, informational and cultural content, broadcasting all current events to the children of Egyptians abroad, including all important events in politics, sports and culture, in order to deliver correct information on the Egyptian issue, as well as reminding national and religious events and their timing.
The initiative is considered one of the national initiatives aimed at linking Egyptians abroad with their homeland, teaching them the Arabic language, as well as preserving identity, introducing them to the Egyptian heritage, customs, traditions and values.
On her part, Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration and Egyptians Affairs Abroad, listened to the initiative, “Speak Arabic”, through a video recording, encouraging children to speak their native Arabic language.
Makram announced that the content would be developed according to the presidential instructions, in proportion to the target age group in the form and content, relying on spreading common Arabic words, and teaching Arabic letters, as well as combining those letters in order to form the word through interactive activities for the children.
On the other hand, on the occasion of celebrating the UN Arabic Language Day on December 18, Makram will participate in the UNESCO Symposium to review the themes of the initiative, and discuss the challenges facing the Arabic language, as well as introducing initiatives to enhance its role as an incubator for culture and a carrier of knowledge.
Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary General, Head of Social Affairs Sector, will participate in the Symposium along with Dr. Ghaith Fariz, Director of UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States, Dr. Ali Musa, Secretary General of the International Council for the Arabic Language, and Dr. Abdel Hamid Madkour, Secretary General of the Federation of Linguistic and Scientific Societies.
Contributed by Omnia Ahmed