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Last Updated: Monday, 20 September, 2004, 13:34 GMT 14:34 UK
Egyptian women: Sarah spoke to eight Egyptian girls about their everyday lives and hopes for a better future.

Fatmah Younis:
17, university student

22, unemployed

15, unemployed

16, student
20, unemployed

16, factory worker

18, university student

17, unemployed


I'm Sarah, and I am 18 years old. I study commerce at Cairo University.

I always like to be on time, that's why I hate congestion because it ruins my appointments.

Sarah desperately wants to do computer and language courses
One of the situations I encountered was when I had my to attend my final high school exam, not very far from where I live.

I took transport but there was a traffic jam, so I had to walk to school and I was half an hour late, which affected my performance during the exam.

As I study in the faculty of commerce, I want to attend computer and language courses to develop my skills so I can work in a bank or a corporation in which I can progress.

Commerce Studies is closely connected to computer sciences, a field that I like and wish to work in.

I also wish to live in a less crowded place - so I don't miss my appointments.

Your comments on Sarah's views.

I wish you success. As for transport, it is a serious town-planning problem and something that Cairo City Council really has to address. One wiill have to enable more and higher quality bus-transport on the roads with special bus lanes or trams and metro undergrond under the roads.
Robert, London, UK



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