The first International Kindergarten in Siwa “Five Stars”. In April 2018, ConnectIn Groups launched its new project “Five Stars” International Kindergarten in cooperation with Siwan women. Children learn, besides the standard curriculum, Montossori based activities and have part time English education. Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses (listening, watching, feeling, smelling, tasting). Children […]
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ConnectIn Groups had a surprise when Mena, a visiting teacher from a German Montessori School in Cairo, came to lead a fun art class with the children. We discovered each others creativity and explored expressing ourselves through art, practicing to illustrate what makes us most happy or afraid.
ConnectIn Groups has relocated into a new space with more opportunities for everyone! Our completely renovated center has two classrooms, one dedicated to the kindergarten, a kitchen, and a play area with crafty games and toys outside for the kids. Come see what we’ve been working on!
In association with icealexHub and Goethe-Institut Alexandria, children of ConnectIn watched videos on salt and climate change and experimented to apply hands on discovery with what we learned. Learning more about salt, one of the rich natural resources here in our oasis, we tried to see if we could find a way to conduct electricity with it. […]
ConnectIn Groups gathered to enjoy a beautiful Spring day together. The children played running freely in the desert sands and shared a communal meal in a garden luscious with date palms.
Cycle & Recycle – 4 day activity program organized by the Robert Bosch Foundation in Cairo with the children of ConnectIn Groups. The goal of the activities was to introduce the concept of recycling for awareness of the changing environment. Biking took us to unique historical in which Omar Hamza, from the ministry of Antiquities, […]
ConnectIn Groups in Siwa – Learning the days of the week through games.
In November 2016, ConnectIn Groups started a special course for Siwan girls/women at a Siwan home. Due to cultural norms, women cannot visit public places (like our training center) by themselves. A solution was to start our classes at a house.
In the summer of 2016, ConnectIn Groups started its first Italian course. Siwa has an intertwined history with the Italians who were here in the oasis during WWII. Even today, Italians often visit Siwa.