-------- "This is the time for action not only words, use your God given gifts to develop this country, dont be afraid to speak up, and feel PROUD THAT U R EGYPTIAN." -------- Mohaly, Feb 2011

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

615) Bright Side - Episode 3 ::: Egypt Car Poolers!

I know that I haven't added any new episodes in this series for more than a year but there weren't much to write about then. I was tempted to add a 3rd episode to this series when I found out about this good initiative and spirit. When I finish Being Yourself Series, I will try to add more episodes to the Bright Side of Egypt.. we need to see more of this side of the country...

I am glad that there are positive initiatives of young people (Hisham A.Wahab, Hind Rasid...)who made use of their brains and skills in trying to make a positive change in their society. We all know that the traffic problem in Cairo has reached a level that is beyond normal and abnormal tolerance. These young group has worked hard since summer 2008 to finally launch their website promoting Car pooling in Cairo that reduces both traffic and pollution.

I am quoting the initiator Hisham Abdel Wahab:

"For those of you who don’t know, www.egyptcarpoolers.com is Egypt’s first online carpooling community! The website aims to promote carpooling in Egypt by creating a forum where potential carpoolers can connect and coordinate rides.

Anything to reduce the traffic :)!!

Feel free to sign up and forward to friends. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Hisham"

Thank You Hisham, Hind, and all your team. I am urging fellow Cairians to join or at least promote the idea (You can link this post in facebook or your blogs).

Mohaly

16 comments:

amina said...

cool

amina said...

cool idea

john said...

they will fail for sure

cairo, lusaka, amsterdam said...

It's so refreshing seeing someone actually doing something for a change, instead of just complaining and complaining. Even if it doesn't work, they tried, which is more than I can say for most Egyptians (including myself). Kudos to them!

hamdi said...

very exiting, this news makes me happier than nour el sherif in a room full of young egyptian men!

Mohaly said...

Hamdi,
I am glad that you are happy,

but on the other hand I totally DISAGREE with your words about Nour El Sherif. This blog doesn't tolerate mocking personal lives.

Nouna said...

You are a gem Mohaly :)

Mohaly said...

Nouna: .... red face :)

H.A.W. said...

john, even if they fail- its far better than complaining.
this approach might fail, in their next approach will not- because they will learn. :))))
leih el tashaoum da bas.

Sara said...

and this would be the answer to all my prayers!

RT said...

i thought about this idea a lot before, but my thinking always led to an incredibly scary story of picking up who might hate you or even serial killers that would kill you and take your car :D

anyways, i believe it's amazing idea only if it was implemented correctly.

مى said...

You're so cool :)

My name is Mae. Haha

Mohaly said...

I agree with RT, implementation is the key here.

Thanks Mae :)

Hicham said...

This is a nice initiative if implemented correctly because 'Car-Pooling' might be a strange idea in our society! Good Job by the team.

Mohaly said...

http://www.nerkabsawa.com/

Another initiative as well :)))

Wessam said...

let me tell you this, that is a brilliant idea