Anba Pachomius, Metropolitan of Beheira and Pentapolis, has laid the foundation stone for al-Karma Coptic School in Damanhour west of the Delta. The school will cater for pupils and students from kindergarten till the end of the secondary stage of education. It will teach Arabic, English, French and German languages.
The establishment of al-Karma School comes within the Coptic Orthodox Church’s developmental projects which aim at serving the community.
The Coptic Orthodox Church has behind it a pioneering time-honoured schooling history which began with the small, non-official literacy and numeracy schools run by churches. In the 19th century, the Church established it famous Coptic schools in the major towns in Egypt, which gained fame for top quality education. Pope Kyrillos IV also established in Haret al-Saqayeen, Cairo, the first girls’ school in Egypt. These schools were nationalised by the 1960s and attached to the Education Ministry. In the recent years, however, with the rising need for better schools all over Egypt, the Church has gone back to its efforts to build schools.
23 February 2016