Menoufia University hosts the National Dialogue Conference for the Development of the Egyptian Family and discusses the impact of education in solving the population problem

Menoufia University hosts the National Dialogue Conference for the Development of the Egyptian Family and discusses the impact of education in solving the population problem

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This morning, Dr. Ahmed El-Kased, President of Menoufia University, received Dr. Talaat Abdel-Qawy, President of the General Federation of Associations and NGOs and President of the Egyptian Family Planning Association, and Mr. Mohamed Moussa, Deputy Governor of Menoufia, in the presence of Dr. Sobhi Sharaf, Vice President for Community Service and Environmental Development, on the sidelines of the activities of the National Dialogue Conference And the national project for the development of the Egyptian family, which is organized by the University of Menoufia in cooperation with the Egyptian Association for Family Planning, the General Federation of NGOs and Institutions, the National Alliance for Civil Development Action, and the Regional Federation of NGOs and NGOs in Menoufia under the auspices of Major General Ibrahim Abulimon, Governor of Menoufia, and Dr. Ahmed Al-Qasid, President of the University, in implementation of the directives of the political leadership.

The President of the University welcomed the guests of Menoufia University, stressing that the national project for family development launched by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, is the map that leads us to achieve the country's development goals and Egypt's vision 2030, stressing that the university with all its cadres seeks to join efforts with all community organizations and work sincerely to find radical solutions to problems Society that helps achieve economic, health, scientific, social and cultural development, including directing education to solving the population issue, which is not only represented in population increase, but is represented in achieving a balance between population increase and economic growth by creating job opportunities for members of society to achieve economic growth that is commensurate with population increase Educating the Egyptian family that the quality of care provided to the child is much more important than increasing the number of children.

For his part, the President of the General Federation of NGOs thanked the University President for hosting this fruitful dialogue conference and for his continuous support for all the country's development goals, especially in helping to find solutions to the population problem that devours all the country's resources and any efforts made to achieve development, adding that the work axes to solve the population issue include five axes Major ones, including empowering women economically and socially, providing family planning services, enlightened media and religious discourse, and issuing a package of deterrent legislation to address a number of challenges "such as dropping out of education, child labor and marriageable age" and positive incentives, stressing that decentralization is the effective mechanism in dealing with the population issue.

The vice president of the university also stressed that education, with its axes of basic education, technical education and scientific research, is the basic foundation that can solve any problem facing society, because education will direct the people of society to the idea of developing skills and creating a successful, skilled and productive person, which helps in economic development. Scientific education should be viewed from an economic perspective and its results and ideas should be transformed into economic projects that benefit the community, adding that education in general helps raise awareness among the family about the necessity of family planning and helps individuals improve their living, health, social and cultural conditions in order to achieve the improvement of demographic characteristics.

The national dialogue revolved around education and its impact on finding solutions to the population problem, which is represented in the imbalance between population growth and economic growth, which leads to a weak ability of the state to provide the needs of society in terms of education, health, food and water, and that the population problem is not only a problem of increasing the number, but rather is the idea of activating sustainable development and work I have to get out of the poverty bracket to the segment of sufficiency and even export

This resulted in the national dialogue on a set of recommendations, including interest in spreading awareness about family planning, activating the initiative of two is enough, economic empowerment of women, education, raising awareness and culture among various members of society, interest in education, combating school dropouts, child labor and child marriage, tightening punishment, activating the legislative axis, and paying attention to reproductive health and mental health Addressing and educating men in addition to women, paying attention to activating the role of rural pioneers in raising awareness, paying attention to the characteristics of the population and education outputs, activating the work of civil associations and contributing to economic growth.

The delegation accompanying the President of the General Federation of Associations and NGOs and the President of the Egyptian Association for Family Planning consisted of: Eng. Salah Khalafallah, President of the Regional Federation of Associations in Menoufia, Dr. Amr Hassan, Advisor to the Minister of Health for Population, Dr. Souad Abdel-Meguid, Head of the Population and Reproductive Health Sector, Major General Walid Al-Baily, Assistant General Secretary of the Governorate.

The national dialogue was also attended by a number of members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, representatives of the National Population Council, the National Council for Women, trade unions, a group of executive and religious leaders, the church, civil society organizations, university youth, heads of associations and civil institutions, members of the General Union of Associations and NGOs, the National Alliance for Civil Development Action, the association The Egyptian Planned Parenthood, the Regional Union of Non-Governmental Associations and Bodies, the Ministry of Health and Population, press and media men, and a large number of social workers