Soliya recently received a very generous grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We wish to extend our thanks to the Ministry for their continued support and commitment to our work. This grant will help Soliya to further enhance and expand the reach and impact of the Connect Program.
Tadamunn: Towards Civic Engagement in Arab Education
The Tadamunn Conference was hosted by the American University in Cairo on October 13-14, 2008. The conference explored strategies and options for promoting civic engagement in Arab educational systems. Soliya President Lucas Welch, Outreach Manager Reem Marto, and facilitator Dina Orieby were all speakers at the conference, which was also attended by Waleed Nassar, Soliya's Cairo Office Manager.
Washington, DC Nearly 2,000 academics, scholars, activists and graduate students from around the world who study the Middle East gathered for the annual MESA conference on November 22-25, 2008. Reem Marto and Merva Faddoul (Senior Network Officer) represented Soliya at this conference, where they hosted an informational booth about Soliya at the Book Exhibit.
Soliya's Cairo team recently moved to a new, larger office space. The new office will accommodate a growing Cairo staff and allow us to continue expanding our presence and university recruitment efforts in Egypt and across the Middle East and North Africa. Our office is located in the central Giza neighborhood of Cairo, close to Cairo University and the Cairo Zoo. Soliya is very excited about this new development and the possibilities presented by an expanded space.