The Middle East in the grip of a social upheaval
In a small village in the Nile Valley, the older folks were noticing with sadness that too many young people left the land to seek a better, more promising life in the big cities. The older people were sad but they didn't know what to do about it. Then, one day, a government worker paid a visit to the village. He told the people about a government plan for building what he called a "Rural Social Centre" in their community. The programme, he said, could help them to improve their health, harvest better crops and earn more money, and learn to read and write.