Amany has been a participant in Heya Masr program both in level 1 and level 2.
What we have noticed about Amany that she has a lot of dreams on her list and very ambitious. She is always on a self-discovery journey. The most thing she liked in herself was her self-discipline. We also we notice how she keep repeating her dream out loud to be a civic lawyer to defense the weak women as she describes them. Amany is very strong and brave young girl, she is very eager to learn more and sees it as the most important thing to her.
In level one, she was very outspoken about her dream to be a civic lawyer, so during the graduation for that level, we made sure to invite a role model, a female civic lawyer who came and had encouraging words to her and the rest of the class. The purpose was to have her see a real role model who has fought for their dreams too and achieved.
Amany was looking forward to the 2nd level of our program. However, she did face a challenge right before the start. Her family wanted her to stay home and no longer attend school or attend Heya Masr. It was a big obstacle to overcome. She was about to break, but she refused to give in. She was taught well in level one of our program to stand up for herself and stay strong. Her father wanted her to stay home and get married just like her older sister. However, she applied what she has learned and sit with her father, explained her point of view and discussed with him why it is important for her to finish her education. Her father couldn’t resist her persistence and eagerness and agreed to let her finish her education and continue level 2 and 3 of Heya Masr.
Some of the important tools we equip our participants with are effective communications, effective listening, and time management. Amany as a result of her love to our program and after overcoming her challenge with her family. She started advertising about our program in the community, by talking with her friends and neighbors. She even went to some of the organizations in the community and told them about what has she has learned. Amany was successful in granting our team an interview with one of the organizations who agreed to welcome our program as part of their effort within the community.
We teach our participants how to discover their dreams and how to hold on to it. Amany did just that. She found her dream and overcome the challenges she faces and now she is on her journey to achieve her dream of being a civic n lawyer and started by making sure that each girl in the community aware of Heya Masr program and have the chance to be part of it.
In a self-written letter to herself, Amany wrote: ” I am love in with your persistence to be a lawyer, and I am very proud of myself”
We can’t be even prouder of her too. This is Amany, this is Heya Masr (She is Egypt)