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Qatar: Angelina Jolie celebrates an Egyptian woman via “Instagram” .. What is the story of Zubaida Abdel-Aal in Saidia?

International star Angelina Jolie celebrated and expressed her pride in one of the elderly Egyptian women, as she published a picture on her own account in "Instagram" Al-Saidiyya Zubaida Abdel-Aal, who obtained a certificate of literacy a few months ago at the age of 87.


Social networking sites in Egypt were buzzing with the image published by the famous American actress Angelina Jolie on her account "Instagram" To celebrate her as a successful model for an elderly woman and to encourage people to learn and not despair.



In the photo, Hajja Zubaida appears sitting on a bench inside a school in Egypt while she is undergoing a test, as Angelina’s followers, who number 14.3 million, watched her.


And since Jolie published the image of Hajja Zubaida, as she is called, many have asked about information about her, and who she is, and here are the most prominent of them:


Hajja Zubaida is 87 years old, and she is from Upper Egypt, from the village of Dakma, affiliated to the Shebin El-Kom district in the Menoufia governorate. She got married at the age of 18, and she is the mother of 8 children and the grandmother of 13 grandchildren and a granddaughter, according to what she mentioned. "Al Jazeera".

Zubaida lives alone, and decided to obtain a literacy certificate, and succeeded in that, and announced her desire to complete her education by entering the preparatory stage because the literacy certificate is equal to the primary certificate, and she also suggested that her modest house in Menoufia be converted into an office to teach children and the elderly to read. and write.



Al-Hajja recounted her story in statements to local Egyptian media, saying that her father refused her going to school when she was young, as he agreed to teach boys but not girls, which led to her feeling sad, but she knew how to write her name.


It is worth noting that Zubaida joined the initiative "No illiteracy with symbiosis"which was launched by the Ministry of Solidarity, and she herself went to learn and fulfill her dream, which she succeeded in achieving by entering literacy classes.

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