More than 160 young Egyptians are studying the Greek language in Egypt, at the two Greek Language Learning Centers, despite the strict measures taken in order to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
This emerges from the data concerning the beginning of the academic year in Egypt, which demonstrates both the interest of Egyptian students in the Greek language and culture, and how much they bring the two countries closer, acting indirectly as “Ambassadors of Hellenism” in the country of Nile.
Both the director of the Hellenic Cultural Center in Cairo, teacher and lyricist Christos Papadopoulos and the director of the Alexandria branch of the Greek Cultural Foundation Stavroula Spanoudi express their satisfaction for the great response of the Egyptians to the Greek language learning programs.
It should be noted that the Greek language began to be taught in Alexandria, Egypt as early as 1992, on the initiative of Kostis Moskof. Thus, in the Greek-style, neoclassical building on Fouad Street, which once housed the Averofeio High School of Alexandria, more than 65 Egyptians are taught the Greek language with the help of three teachers.
In Cairo, the teaching of the Greek language began in 2003, at the Greek Cultural Center in Cairo. Today, in this space that is housed in the area of the cosmopolitan Ilioupoli of the Egyptian capital, in the building of Spetseropouleio, about one hundred Egyptian students are trying to master the Greek language, with the help of four teachers. It should be noted that this Center operates under the supervision of the Greek Embassy in Egypt and the Greek Community of Cairo.