From the Blue World to the Reality

Heba El-Gawad
Posted August 13, 2014 from Egypt

I remember well a question from a journalist at the first activity we did when he was amazed by the number of attendees and good organizing, which reflects that we are a large company, and he told me that day: How did you come to all this audience? , I said to him: by internet.

He left me and did not believe that all this work was only through e-marketing and advertising that we've made on the Foundation's website.

The first activity was an indicator that makes us realize that we have a great treasure, which was a replacement for the lack of financial recourses while the team works as volunteers, we realized that the Internet can help us a lot in transforming our online business to the world of reality.

We have prepared numerous cultural activities of lectures, seminars, camps and art exhibitions inside and outside Egypt by using the only tool we have which is internet.

On the contrary, because we aim to communicate with the youth the Internet was easier for us, most of Internet users are from this category, after we were discussing books and references on the Internet we were able to convey this community into the ground which is what we're doing so far.

Friendships and relationships was formed and clashed with each other and instead of being an internet communication only, we l transferred it to the reality and the large team became a small community.

WWW: Women Weave the Web

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Lea
Aug 14, 2014
Aug 14, 2014

Thank you for sharing with us, Heba. I'm really glad that the internet has opened up many opportunities for you to connect with others, particularly the youth, to present cultural activities and give presentations, and to introduce your foundation to the world. I agree with you that the internet is a transformative tool that has enabled you to carry out projects and to reach to members in your community. Keep up the good work!

Heba El-Gawad
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 15, 2014

Thank you for you communicate with me ,I hope that everyone can achieve what he wants, and takes advantage of Internet well. Thank you for your encouragement

Julia O
Aug 27, 2014
Aug 27, 2014

Hi again Heba, I really enjoyed reading this post too! First, I love all the pictures - they are great! Second, I think it's so cool that your organization has been able to achieve so much and has organized lots of events offline all through the power of the internet. Sometimes it amazes me how we can feel part of a community and close to other people when we primarily communicate through the computer screen but we can and we do. I think you have more tools than just the internet - you have your own resourceful mind, your intelligence and your energy. Those are all really important too!

Thanks for sharing, and best wishes, Julia