Ghada Wali, Minister of Social Solidarity, announced that Thursday is the last date for the mother's ideal competition held annually by the Ministry to celebrate mothers and recognition of their role in the children's lives. From January to February 8 this year.
The minister said in a statement that the screening work is scheduled to begin at the level of directorates from February 9 to 25 to sort out the stories presented and classified according to the conditions of the contest that were announced. The Central Committee will begin its work and sort the nominations submitted by the local councils during The first week of next March in preparation for the announcement of the names of ideal mothers at the level of the Republic in a huge ceremony held by the Ministry in March next to coincide with Mother's Day celebrations.
Wali said that this year, the ideal mother with disabilities who has been able to succeed because of her work and perseverance and overcome her handicap will be selected in recognition of this model, which was allocated by the President of the Republic this year 2018 to be a year for people with disabilities and to give them the status they deserve as one of the important groups in society .
For her part, Sumaya al-Alfi, head of the Central Administration of Social Welfare at the Ministry of Social Solidarity, pointed out that the Central Committee of the Ministry of Social Solidarity, which was formed in accordance with the decision of the Minister of Social Solidarity and the selection of ideal mothers who submitted the competition includes representatives of the Ministry of Culture, the Council of Representatives, the National Council for Motherhood, The National Council for Women, the National Council for Disability Affairs, the Faculty of Education, the private sector, the Ministry's officials on family and childhood, and representatives of local institutions working in the field of family care. And the order of mothers who have been chosen according to the criteria and standards established in this regard.
It is worth mentioning that the Ministry has already announced the conditions for applying for the ideal mother competition for this year. The basis of choice is the criterion of mother tenderness and its ability to maintain family cohesion and balance between multiple responsibilities of mother and child care, family commitment to value system and ability to face challenges and difficulties.
The criteria for selecting the ideal mother must be at least 50 years of age, with literacy and no more than three children. Excluded from this requirement are border governorates such as North and South Sinai, New Valley and Marsa Matrouh. The conditions include that all children have A high qualification, excluding a mentally handicapped child, is uneducated.
The criteria for selecting the ideal mother is the standard of education of children as a priority with the highest preference in the educational ladder, as well as the working mother or the patient her husband or widower or divorced, or the illiterate mother who was able to learn with her children and got a qualification, and encourage children to work and manage Small projects, voluntary social participation and outstanding activity in the service of society and the environment, as well as the integration of children with disabilities in society.
For the alternative mother, the competition requires that children deprived of family care be included in their home with their natural children, and that the alternative son or son of the husband has obtained a university qualification, also to achieve equality between the natural children of the family and the alternative son in all rights of education and health And attention and love to the extent that gives them a healthy psychological and social life.
As for the criteria for selecting the alternative mother, the minister explained that it includes the mother's ability to care for the alternative son longer and the preference of the mother who sponsored the son of a replacement to reach the highest level in the educational ladder.
It should be noted that the progress of the competition is through the directorates of social solidarity at the level of the Republic of those who meet the conditions. In previous statements, the Minister of Solidarity stressed that it is forbidden for female employees of the ministry to apply for the competition.