Abo El Eid

Student Status



The Egyptian constitution states that free education is fundamental right for all Egyptians. The Egyptian government tries to increase the number of public schools; however, the government did not succeed in providing an education that develops the students’ mental and emotional state. In other words, the government do not provide creative activities for public school students, which is due to the challenges they face. One of the main challenges they face is the huge number of students in public schools, which gives them no room, no space, and no time for creative activities. The new Egyptian Education system is open for a change and this is a good opportunity to address the lack of creative activities by proposing a mobile activity system that visit students in schools and teaches them art and music through fun and entertaining activities. This mobile activity system is called Abo El Eid. Abo El Eid aims to teach students art and music through teaching them how to create music instruments using recycled materials. Mobile activity kits were also made for volunteers to compile recycled materials and art tools. These kits are 100% handmade from upcycled plastic bags


Arts Department

First Advisor

Ahmad Saqfalhait

Second Advisor

Bahia Shehab

Third Advisor

Ghalia Elsrakbi

Committee Member 1

Bassem Yousri

Committee Member 2

Engy Aly

Committee Member 3

Mahamad Khalil



Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval

Not necessary for this item


This project is part of “ Zoom in Keda- Fourth Graduating Class of Graphic Design Students-The American University in Cairo – Class 2018-2019” catalog. Several global cities have acquired an international rep¬utation as design education hubs by acknowledging the importance of education planning and early learning ex¬periences through providing a structured career path and aligning design skills with the economy’s various needs. Our 8 years old Graphic Design program at the Ameri¬can University in Cairo aims to follow the same strategy, mentoring students on how to channel their creativity and knowledge into reshaping their communities, leaving a positive imprint on their society. Four design segments have been commonly defined in the MENA region’s design sector; namely: Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Industrial/Product Design. The title for the fourth design seniors show was “Zoom in Keda “. As with the previous 3 exhibitions, the title builds on the graphic design language in Egyptian vernacular cul¬ture. “Zoom in Keda” is a commonly used phrase in the de¬sign field, told when one wishes to examine the micro de¬tails of a design on screen. The exhibition was held at the AUC Sharjah Art Gallery on December 2nd, 2018, where bachelor projects completed by the fourth graduating class of Graphic Design students were displayed.


This record describes an artistic or creative work which was prepared as part of a course of study at the American University of Cairo. The creators retain all rights to the original artistic or creative works described herein.

Publication Date

Fall 12-2-2018

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