In the heart of Old Cairo, an arts center offers courses in traditional crafts as part of an international program spanning from Britain to Saudi Arabia.
Jameel House of Traditional Arts in Cairo was set up in 2009 in partnership with the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, in London and Art Jameel, to offer two-year scholarships to Egyptians of all ages.
“The experience exceeded my expectations. There is so much to learn and enjoy doing,” said Marwa Helmy, a 42- year-old cultural management consultant with international and regional institutions.
Keen to revive old skills she had in drawing and design, she joined the classes last year and is about to start a new academic year.