Moody Demetry is an Egyptian American who spent his adolescence in Egypt. At the age of 19, he decided to travel to the States in 1996 to finish his studies. Since his move, Mr. Demetry has been volunteering with many organizations in the U.S (Egypt Negma, Egypt Rise, Big Brother Big Sister, and many more), giving him valuable experience to lead a grassroots movement and motivate others to join in at the ground level of something remarkable and transformational in the lives of young women in Egypt.
In 2013, having seen first-hand how education in the U.S empowers people and changes lives, Mr. Demetry started his initiative “Heya Masr” (She is Egypt). His belief in the power of education motivated him to invest in the lives of young Egyptian women. He believes that the educational activities provided by Heya Masr will foster the growth and development of strong characters for the young women of Egypt who participate in this program. Many of these girls reside in slums and do not have access to education and many others have dropped out of school. We believe in the potential of each and every girl; with the proper support, guidance, and education, she can fully reach her potential. Moody is determined to carry out the same passion, perseverance, energy, and focus of making a positive mark on the future of youth in Egypt.
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