Samar

“Some people form an impression about you based on one context they met you in and then deal with you accordingly. Sometimes, my whole personality is toned down to ‘cute, timid and mellow’ and some other times I’m misjudged as ‘crazy’ or may be ‘tough and self-reliant’. Those labels used to bother me at first. I felt that I constantly had to explain myself. But then I realized that what people think of me is really none of my business. I even realized that I sometimes fall into the same trap myself. So, I started giving people excuses. When I catch myself secretly judging someone I snap out of it. I remember that I do not have the right to treat someone based on an incomplete picture I have pained of them in my mind. People change as they navigate through life’s experiences. They learn new things about themselves as they try new things. So, why do we decide that we know other people? The truth is much bigger than our limited vision.”

 

Samar Raafat

School Supervisor at Educate Me Community School

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Mr. Raga’ee

“The best two working years of my life were the ones I worked as an adjunct teacher at a special needs school in Fayoum. During those two years I learned what I hadn’t learned in my 31 years in education. I learned to practice patience. I learned the difference between a child with Down’s syndrome and an autistic child. I learned how to contain a child who has a cognitive and physical disability at the same time. I learned how to make them love me. I learned how to modify a child’s misbehavior and help them deal with those around them normally. I wanted to continue as a special needs teacher but our bureaucratic laws prevented me from renewing the position. I was qualified to become an expert in special needs education and I was filling a gap in that school which, to my knowledge, has so far not been filled. I wish for decentralization in education so we can start working freely and at full capacity.”

Mr. Raga’ee Abdel-Tawab

Principal of Beyahmo Mixed School

Sennorus – Fayoum

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