Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities launches ‘Our Story’ initiative for school students


Wed, 05 May 2021 - 01:05 GMT

Part of the visits to the NMEC - ET

Part of the visits to the NMEC - ET


CAIRO – 5 May 2021: Recently, the Cultural Development and Community Communication Department in the Office of the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities launched an initiative entitled "Our Story", in cooperation with the public and technical education sectors of the Ministry of Education.




Director General of the Administration Rasha Kamal said that this initiative comes as part of the administration’s annual agenda program, which aims to develop tourism and archaeological awareness among school students in all educational stages, through a number of visits to the tourist and archaeological sites in the various Egyptian governorates, and linking those visits to local and international events and recent archaeological discoveries. 




Kamal explained that the first phase of this initiative works to highlight the efforts exerted by the Egyptian state in the tourism and antiquities sector to preserve the Egyptian heritage. The administration launched a competition for the students of 22 schools to choose the best videos and introductory audio recordings made by students in Arabic, English, French and German about the royal mummies that were transported in a majestic procession from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.  




Six schools have won this competition. The winning students were awarded certificates of honor as well as an introductory tour inside the Central Exhibition Hall and the Mummies Hall of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.




In addition, the administration organized a visit for another number of students in the schools of Cairo and Giza governorates to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, and a visit for students of the governorates of Qena and Luxor to the temples of Karnak and Luxor in Luxor governorate, according to Kamal.






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