Egypt

Service of women and family

Comunity of Dronka

The Egyptian reality can be defined and marked by a remarkable contrast in which great wealth and extreme poverty live side by side and a difficult coexistence between different faiths and beliefs, which affect the lives within the family, society and the groups they belong to.

The train journey from Cairo to the town of Assiut you can almost tangibly feel that the Nile is the source of life, the existence of this people.
The water makes it a fertile path of several kilometers and there are around these farms and farms run by rich, while in small rural villages who are poor, are illiterate and live for the day, and children are considered “work force” since childhood to help, support the family work in the fields, where there is still the technology of ” four legged”.

Beyond this oasis fertile is impressive to see the absence of life in the vast expanse of desert.
In large cities affect the majesty of the buildings, beautiful gardens and flowers and there is a chaotic traffic impressive.

In the faces and bearing of even poor people can still feel a sense of nobility and beauty of its pharaonic Egyptian women handed down from history.

Footsteps of ancient Egypt are: “The Pharaonic village”, created in the reconstruction of a representative branch of the Nile arts, crafts and images of deities, evidence of the ancient splendor; In  Ghiza  the pyramids, imposing and majestic, the man now attempt to rebuild, but, despite advances in construction, he has not been able to discover the secrets..

The population of Egypt is numerically rich, villages and patriarchal families,  still live in very many households where children are not counted and the role of women has marked of departure:  procreation, child care and home . The groom not chose for love but forced by her parents  and has all rights over her.

From the religious point of view Egypt, despite being a purely Muslim country, has built a presence of the Coptic Orthodox divided into – 9 million – and Catholics, just 250 000.
The youth that attended the church is made up mostly of girls, and they are likely to remain without a human and spiritual formation because, for the local culture, women are limited in their contacts with the outside, but there are university students, more open and engaged in Social.
The Egyptian Catholic Church is alive and works hard for the poor, organizes courses for catechists, weeks of training and prayer meetings.