The Biggest Smile in Luxor
Abdel was born and raised in the village of Al Birat in West Bank Luxor and is also an incredible proud host. He is the second half of Luxor Learning Hubs management team and co-founder. Abdel is all round amazing at everything and can be found settling in our guests in his home town and always on hand to help and advise with his big heart and big smile.
FOUNDER OF THE LEARNING HUB
I'm Louise, mum of 2 long term Worldschooled children.
We have made a homebase here in Egypt and this learning community is one of many education projects I've set up and run in countries all over the world over the past 8 years.
Our aim as a family is always is to mesh into a local community, not just pass through it and in that way we can really gain a real life experience of living somewhere different from our our culture.
Luxor Egypt has been our home now for over 1 year and will be our home for many more years to come. We respect it takes time to trurly understand a local culture, so as we learn, we pass on our experience to the community.
Your immersion into the community is an independent exploration, although we will be support you as with the learning hub where children can come and play, make friends and learn together and with community dinners and village walks. We will also be at hand to help you if you need it, but it really is your responsibility to own your own experience here, which means knowing what you want to get from staying in an Egyptian village for 1 month.
This region is rich with history and the list of activities which the children and famalies can experience is so vast, maybe even 3 months is not enough. So use your spare hours to explore alone or msybe join one of our temple days run 2 times a week. We will organise transport and a child friendly guide and you in pay your own entrance fee and contribution to the transport and guide.
My husband and I love to host famalies and will do our best to help you settle into village life. We can also book extra tpyrs locally for you and advise on transport and accommodation.
THE MIGHTY MASTAFA
Mastafa is one of our core hub team members and is all round a great energy with our young people.
He is studying to be an Engineer and assists us in all our in hub activities.
He really is a gem in the rough from making bow and arrows from palm trees to rounding up our little people to enjoy hub activities.
We have encouraged Mastafa to take his Forest School Level 1 training to advance his skills to work at the Learning Hub and I'm sure he will be with us for many years to come.
VOLUNTEERS & WORKSHOP LEADERS
In 2021 we startedour project with just 3 volunteer parent facilatators who helped us bring the daily activities to life.
In 2022 we will have a skilled paid workshop leader for each age group, plus 1 assistant per agr group to assist with each groups daily activities.
We are trying to work with educators who understand self directed learning landscapes and can work in eco education and preferably have some Forest School training.