Sr Mona (nds) is the director of the Caritas Matareya Kindergarten in Cairo and has been director for the last 28 years. She has a staff of 20 to assist her. This year the demand was more than other years and two more classes were opened to accommodate the new children – for a total of 340 in 9 classes.
The kindergarten admits babies from 3 months to the age of six, both Christian and Muslim. The older ones learn Arabic, English, mathematics and computer.
Throughout the year the staff have celebrations for the children with all kinds of activities and this is something much appreciated by all. On November 21 each year Egypt celebrates “children’s day’ in all the schools. This is a great opportunity for a celebration with all kinds of fun activities, sweets and gifts. It is a day much looked forward to by the children and teachers.
Mona is much appreciated in the kindergarten. She has built up an atmosphere of love and acceptance, where all can feel appreciated. Some of the parents themselves were past students of the kindergarten when they were small.
Sr Mona NDS