A warm welcome to my first readers from Egypt! I’m afraid I don’t know who you are, but I hope you can stay awhile!

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About homeschoolingpenny

Hi and welcome! My name is Penny and I used to live in Bahrain but In November 2012 moved to Dubai and now we live in Granada, Spain! If you want to contact me my email is pjmontford@hotmail.com. I recommend you start my blog on 'Day 1' but please enjoy whatever you dip into. 23 February 2012 marked the first day of no more school FOREVER for my two kids. Edward, who is nearly 10 had attended a variety of schools since he was very little. Petra, who is now 6, has never gone to school. On this date we decided Edward was never going back to school and Petra never would go to school. We hope to successfully homeschool from this day forward, although we would consider an alternative school as an option- if there was some amazing Sudbury or other really alternative school. Actually, I prefer the term 'home learning' than 'homeschool' because I don't like to think of school coming into our home. In fact, I hope to go further and guide/learn alongside, rather than teach, my kids using the 'unschooling' philosophy to instill a lifelong love of learning in them. We lived in the Middle East and now Spain all of which are very challenging places to home educate. This is an exciting journey that I used to blog about regularly, at first it was on an almost daily basis. Please join me on our travels and I hope we might be able to help each other out along the way. I certainly hope I can be a source of support and comfort and, in time, knowledge to all potential/presently participating homeschoolers/home educators/unschoolers. Good luck to us all! If you want to read about why I started home educating, why I pulled my son out of a 'very good' private school mid-term, how I felt at the very start and how my philosophy has evolved, please start from 'Day 1' of the blog. Please do post comments at the end of any days that you read. Your opinion is valuable and it's great to start up debate amongst other people commenting too, however old the post. Thank you for visiting homeschoolingmiddleeast.
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5 Responses to A warm welcome to my first readers from Egypt! I’m afraid I don’t know who you are, but I hope you can stay awhile!

  1. I am your first reader from Egypt ; ) though I live in Bahrain ….
    I shared your blog with homeschoolers in Egypt group and they were so interested in it : ).

    • Great! Thanks, Imane! I thought you were worried there aren’t any homeschoolers in Egypt? I thought there must be just a few at least 🙂
      I hope I can be of help to them and I hope they are great at making valuable comments like yourself!
      Best wishes

      • Oh, yeah, finally I found there ARE homeschoolers in Egypt! I am so happy with that, because in case we are back to Egypt sometime, I am kind of sure I will find a community where my kids will indugle in and be familiar with : ).

  2. sandyfs70 says:

    We are Americans living in Alexandria, Egypt, and we’re seriously considering pulling our kids out of school and homeschooling them next year. They currently attend an Egyptian private “English-language” school. My son is in Grade 7, in the Cambridge IG system, and my daughter is in 5th grade in the National curriculum. They have attended this school their entire life, and it has worked very well for us during the grammar school years. This year alone, we have been hit hard by the reality that our kids are not getting what they need to prepare them for further education abroad – in the states. There are so many gaps in their education, and they feel that they are wasting SO much time during the day with constant interruptions. It has gotten to the point that they are both begging to be homeschooled on a daily basis. Is there any way I can make contact with other families doing this? I’m sure we’d all appreciate the opportunity to meet and share thoughts.

    • Hi Sandy,
      Just a quick response, can you see any other comments, on other days, from ‘ImaneTranslator’? She says she recently found some other homeschoolers in Egypt. Imane is here in Bahrain but is interested in homeschooling when she moves back to Egypt. Can you comment on her comment and ask for details of who these people are? Or else, would you like me to do this? Best wishes, Penny

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