Zayyen-School Uniform

Student Status



Did you ever think of the “other”? Did you ever take a deeper look on the impact of an unpleasing school uniform on students of elementary stage? Did you ever look-back at your well assembled and representable school uniform, thinking of it as a god-gift? Students of governmental schools are volatile in choosing any of their educational subsidies; they are helpless when it comes to their educational paths, curriculum, subjects, number of students in their classes, or even their daily uniform. Consequently, Zayyen project was initiated. Zayyen portrayed this volatility of the governmental school students, inspected one of the current problems, and transformed this fragility into a positive voltage power. It mastered the tactics of design to tackle one of the current problems of those students, the school uniform. Zayyen aims to give those unprivileged children, of elementary school, a cheerful and motivational influence through revamping their daily companion, by choosing the adequate fabrics that could produce a uniform that embraces both decency and practicality. Zayyen’s mission is to provide quality, style, convenience, and safety that reflect on the student’s preferences, and the education system in Egypt through the use of finished textiles. This project aims to strengthen the rights of those deprived children, by granting them a basic right as a sustainable and fashionable uniform, that could enhance their civic engagement and restructure their sense of belonging to their meager schools.


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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