Whether you found this blog randomly or you know me in person, let me introduce myself as the author of this blog and the founder/project manager of Laptops for Egypt.
My name is Sarah Naguib. I’m eighteen years old and a recent graduate of Columbus School for Girls. I will be attending Kenyon College in the fall of 2013. I am a first-generation Egyptian-American and also a Coptic Orthodox Christian. Being raised in an Egyptian-American environment has made me who I am today, and I don’t know where I would be without my parents who have helped me every step of the way to embrace my upbringing as a mixture of two incredibly different and fascinating cultures. I also have a younger sister who is 16 years old and a younger brother who is 11 years old and I could not imagine what my life would be like without the two of them. They are my best friends and I love them so much!
I also don’t know where I would be today had it not been for my technology teacher who has been with me from the moment I dreamed this dream back in December of 2011. Right from the beginning of my involvement with One Laptop Per Child in September of 2010, she provided me with an outlet to share my growing love and passion for technology and education. Check out her blog at http://csgolpc2012.weebly.com/.
Other than the fact that I raised $32,000 in 6 months with Hands Along the Nile, I am a pretty normal teenage girl. I have a black belt in tae kwon do and in my free time, I love to read, hang out with my friends and my family, and bake delicious gluten-free food. However, I happen to thoroughly enjoy my busyness from school and I am ever-so-grateful to my parents for giving me my education and instilling in me a yearn to learn from a very young age.