The achievements of social workers in Egypt were honoured on Thursday (November 30) with the presentation of awards and the exhibitions of work of various social welfare groups.
The achievements of social workers in Egypt were honoured on Thursday (November 30) with the presentation of awards and the exhibitions of work of various social welfare groups. Madame Sadat, wife of the Egyptian President, Mr. Anwar Sadat, opened an exhibition in Cairo as part of Social Work Day celebrations in Egypt.
The exhibition in the Cairo Trade Fair ground included displays from groups throughout the country. The trade fair ground is on Gezira Island in the centre of the Egyptian capital.
Awards and decorations for feminist leaders and prominent social workers were presented at an evening function in Cairo. A message from President Sadat was also read out. He called on Moslem and Christian welfare associations to preserve national unity in Egypt. He said that Moslem-Christian co-existence was a genuine aspect of Egyptian society throughout history.
SYNOPSIS: Madame Sadat, the wife of the Egyptian President, Mr. Anwar Sadat on Thursday opened on exhibition portraying the work of the country's social workers. The exhibition, on Cairo's Trade Fair grounds, was part of the celebration of Social Work Day in Egypt.
The exhibition represented the achievements of social welfare groups throughout the country. Social Work Day was also marked with the presentation of awards and decorations to feminist leaders and prominent social workers. In a statement made on Thursday, President Sadat called on Moslem and Christian welfare groups to preserve national unity. The Egyptian leader said that the welfare movement in Egypt had been expanded and consolidated since the revolution in July, 1952.
The role of women in the social welfare field was acknowledged on Thursday when several feminist leaders were given awards and certificates of appreciation form the Government. Official statements acknowledged the parts played by members of the Egyptian Feminist Union in helping Arab women win their rightful place in society.
The exhibition included handicrafts, furniture and other artifacts made by social and women's organisations.