ExxonMobil Egypt announced signing a memorandum of understanding with Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) to join its program “Bab Amal”, implemented by the Giving Without Limits Association in Assiut, aiming to empower participating families, from the most deprived villages.
The cooperation stems from the company’s strategy and its commitment to investing in the community.
“The MoU signing aligns with ExxonMobil Egypt’s strategy and leadership in supporting the communities in which it operates,” stated Eng. Youssef Hafez, Board Member, Public & Government Affairs Manager of ExxonMobil Egypt.
He continued, “Through this cooperation, the company is contributing towards strengthening the capabilities of participating families, in collaboration with the Giving without Limits Association. The company’s efforts come in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”
On the other hand, Eng. Noura Selim, Sawiris Foundation for Social Development’s Executive Director, elaborated saying, “Improving the Egyptian society’s quality of life is one the Foundation’s top priorities. We strive to empower the underprivileged citizens in Egypt and secure their basic needs, especially in marginalized villages of Upper Egypt governorates.”
She added, “Therefore, we are happy that ExxonMobil Egypt joined forces with the Bab Amal program to leave an enduringly positive impact and contribute to solving more urgent societal problems. We hope this partnership would encourage other entities to expand the program’s outreach and impact, the outcome of a series of carefully studied interventions to overcome extreme poverty.”
ExxonMobil Egypt has been keen on collaborating with different entities, whether government or civil society organizations, such as Misr El-Kheir Foundation, Save the Children, Injaz Egypt, Enactus Egypt, Alwan wa Awtar, among many others, in addition to many universities such as the American University in Cairo, Ain Shams, to serve various sectors of the Egyptian society.
It is noteworthy that the “Bab Amal” program is an adaptation of the “Graduation from Ultra-Poverty” methodology, founded and developed by BRAC International, proving successful in more than 50 countries, having a significant impact on the lives of poor families from diverse societies.