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Alwan: A Step Towards Exposing Egyptian Universities to the Arts

May 10, 2016

By Rana Khaled In Al Midan theater at the Cairo Opera House, Alwan Cairo University hosted the closing ceremony of its cultural and artistic workshops. The ceremony was an opportunity for a large number of students from different Egyptian universities to present various live shows in different fields such as narration, percussion, puppet making, graffiti, filmmaking and choirs. The show was open to students, parents, critics and artists to attend and give their feedback about the performance of each group. “The whole idea was introduced by Alwan, a non-governmental organization that was established in 2012. It provides different artistic and cultural workshops for young people in downtown,” said Ahmed Abdel Latif, the head of the PR committee in Alwan.  “We found out that 80 percent of those who attend the workshops are students at different Egyptian universities and that’s why we wanted to move the activity to Cairo, Ain Shams and Al-Azhar universities so that these workshops could be available for all students there.” Although Alwan Cairo University has an independent identity from the original organization, they have the same goal: To expose the arts and cultural activities to university…

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