Child labor in Egypt

Posted Avatar Lorenzo Gontijo , Brazilian, International Relations student, traveler and storyteller

Avatar Brazilian, International Relations student, traveler and storyteller
Lorenzo Gontijo
Member since February 9, 2017
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  • Age 21

In Egypt child labor rates are high and it's very common to find children being forced or influenced to work in the various sectors of society (agriculture, industry and domestic work, such as transportation, garbage collection, and sales). While there I met Hassem, 14, who is in the 9th grade in school and loves soccer. But he still has to work every day as a tuk-tuk driver to generate more money and help his family. A tuk-tuk is a small three-wheeled vehicle used for transporta...


Cairo Life

Posted Avatar Lorenzo Gontijo , Brazilian, International Relations student, traveler and storyteller

Avatar Brazilian, International Relations student, traveler and storyteller
Lorenzo Gontijo
Member since February 9, 2017
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  • Age 21

Cairo... either you love it or you hate it. For some it's an ugly city. Yes, it really is an old, dirty and very polluted city. Politics are a mess, sometimes I am even afraid of talking about it. There is social inequality everywhere. The traffic is mad. And when I say it's mad, it is really crazy! You, who live in a "first world" country, please don't come with comparisons with your city, however big it may be. The competition is fierce, the flow of people is chaotic... Ins...


Motivation

Posted Avatar Lorenzo Gontijo , Brazilian, International Relations student, traveler and storyteller

Avatar Brazilian, International Relations student, traveler and storyteller
Lorenzo Gontijo
Member since February 9, 2017
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  • Age 21

My last stop in Egypt was Luxor, in the Hatshepsut Temple, near the Valley of the Kings. I went there to see closely such the amazing construction made by the ancient Egyptians, dedicated to the Pharaoh Hatshepsut, in the West Bank of the Nile River. This temple is considered one of the most famous and incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt, mainly because it was made in 1400 BC and was built in a "hard to reach" spot on the base of a cliff, generating a wonderful landscape....


  • Lorenzo Gontijo

    Lorenzo Gontijo, 21 years old, brazilian, International Relations student, volunteer at a Refugee Center in Brazil and 2 months ago I came back from Egypt, where I lived four months working with refugees and studying the egyptian culture. I am passionate about travel the world, find different cultures, explore new places and live life. I also have a blog -> empowerlifecairo.wordpress.com


    Member since February 9, 2017


    Age 21 • 3 Posts