13 villages Development is Heliopolis University Biggest success Story
Within the framework of strengthening the Faculty of Engineering, at Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development and its participation in community services, the University adopted a project to develop 13 villages in the eastern Belbeis region. This project aims to develop and improve the developmental reality of 13 villages in the Galvina region. This project is, in fact, a package of development projects in the fields of environment, environmental designs, and sustainable development, and over a full semester (first semester of the academic year 2019-2020) our participation was one of these projects represented in the launch of the first phase of the program The development of villages surrounding SEKEM farm under the supervision of Excellency the Governor of the Eastern Region, as the number of these villages reached 13, and the objectives of this stage were to summarize and monitor the current developmental reality of these villages and the implementation of questionnaires and surveys.
Although these projects are still under implementation, there are many interim outputs and results that have been achieved, both at the project level, at the community level, or at the level of students and participating work teams. The importance of the outputs of such projects is not hidden. As a result of field surveys and questionnaires that were implemented in the targeted villages in the Galvina region, a specialized engineering technical report was prepared to be one of the basics of environmental and developmental reality assessment, in preparation for designing the necessary solutions needed by the target villages in this region… This report examined the development needs in terms of housing, public facilities, drinking water systems, irrigation systems, sanitation systems, and the usual practices of the population in all these aspects. Student Fatima Al-Tahan, one of the female students participating in the project and registered in the water program, said that our participation in this stage of the project allowed the practical application of what we have learned in the curricula and courses of study in various programs of the College of Engineering, and we have gained important experiences in the field of project work, especially in the process Assessment of need, and how to communicate effectively with different groups of society. The student, Mohamed Al-Deeb, added to the energy program. For agriculture and sanitation.
Dr. Heba Muslim, who is based on the student participation project in developing 13 villages, added that it is not surprising that our university pays special attention to community services, especially the development side. First, sustainable development is an essential component of the university’s vision and mission. And secondly: The “Abu Al-Aish” family, which was established for the university, starts from a. Dr. Ibrahim Abu Al-Aish, founder of the university and the spiritual father, and even a. Hilmi Abu Al-Aish, currently the university’s chairman, is a family with a strong interest in sustainable development. The founders and leaders of this university have devoted their expertise, knowledge, resources, relationships, and lives to serving sustainable development in Egypt, and this is evident through their biography and achievements. And third: – The university establishes and develops international strategic relationships and partnerships with long-established international institutions that share their interest in development, the preservation of the environment and its resources, and community development with a methodology, methods, and specialized standards.
Prof. Rasha El-Khouly, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of the College of Engineering, said that sustainable development and community service are at the heart and mind of university staff members of the faculty and staff, and perhaps the place expands to talk here about our experience in these projects we see the interest of the College of Engineering from members of the College Teaching, support staff, and our students are continuing to promote the concept and values of sustainable development, and their tireless follow-up and special interest that we have touched on in community services material, as it was not only related to a scheduled subject to be given to students for the purpose of obtaining marks, but it was a message that every It is for them to cultivate it in the hearts of students, a careful pursuit, which is that serving society, especially by devoting knowledge, knowledge, and experience, is a sacred duty that cannot be ignored but should be accomplished with great openness and love, and this sincerity and this love are the basis of a renaissance And the development of societies, along with knowledge and experience.
Thank you to our dear students:
Fatima Tahan-Civil Engineering Department
Maryam El-Kady – Department of Mechatronics
Mohamed El-Deeb – Energy Department
Isra Abdul-Baqi – Civil Engineering Department
Alaa Abdul Baqi – Civil Engineering Department
Mark Hani – Department of Mechatronics
Ahmed Abdel Sattar – Civil Engineering Department
Abdullah Hussein – Civil Engineering Department
Ahmed Nasser Saqr – Civil Engineering Department
Abdul Rahman Ezzat Saeed – Department of Mechatronics