BBCArabic.com spoke to eight Egyptian girls about their everyday lives and hopes for a better future.
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.
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.
Sarah desperately wants to do computer and language courses
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