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dc.contributor Mlyn, Eric
dc.contributor Ibrahim, Barbara
dc.contributor Hussien, Walid
dc.contributor Clark, Lauren
dc.contributor Negm, Lina
dc.contributor Benmahcene, Chada
dc.contributor Salih, Grazza
dc.contributor.advisor Fox, Kim Ali, Samah 2012-12-12T23:32:08Z 2012-12-13T04:00:06Z 2012-12-12 2012-12-13
dc.description The idea of volunteering has become a trend for students in today's world. The American University in Cairo proves to have a diverse set of these activities as we explore the role of civic engagement in Egypt. en
dc.description.abstract From what has been explained, civic engagement includes or demands the act of doing, giving or contributing. It is volunteering, out of your good will. It takes your time, your effort, your energy and sometimes your money. You receive nothing in return, at least not tangible. And yet, thousands of students do this every day. Hundreds of AUCians set out to create their own solutions to fix their community. IBRAHIM: “AUC students are very diverse. And so, their rationale, their motivations to serve or to be involved are just as diverse as they are. For some students, the motivation is faith and religion. And a belief that to be a good Muslim or to be a good Christian, it’s not enough to pray or to have personal piety. But we must look outside of ourselves and we must try to build the good society. That’s a strong motivation at this particular historic moment in Egypt. You will also find out a lot of our students are motivated by patriotism, by a love of Egypt, a desire to make it a better place … Alshanek Ya Balady (AYB) as you know, is one of the clubs that’s formed here, it’s quite large and popular. It’s For You My Country. So that tells you …” en
dc.description.sponsorship This documentary was produced by Samah Ali. Special thanks to Dr. Eric Mlyn, Dr. Barbara Ibrahim and Walid Hussien, as well as Lauren Clark, Chada Benmahcene, Grazza Salih and Lina Negm. Sources from: Ma’an Arab University Alliance, the A-U-C, the A-Y-B, the Gerhart Center, American Psychological Association, Journal of Transformative Information, Coalition for Civic Engagement and Leadership at the University of Maryland and the University of Vermont. Music used: “Perlender Champagner” by Ronny Matthes, “Let the Sun Shine” by Cyborgjeff and “Playin Games” by Cyborgjeff And thank you Dr. Kim. en
dc.format.medium documentaries en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Students en
dc.subject Philanthropy en
dc.subject Voluntarism en
dc.subject American University in Cairo en
dc.subject American University in Cairo. John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement en
dc.subject.classification Other publications en
dc.title Civic engagement and AUC en
dc.type Sound en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Journalism and Mass Communication en
dc.subject.course JRMC 460 en
dc.rights.access This item is available en
dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication en

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