Helmy Abouleish during SEKEMs annual spring festival, 2017

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    SEKEMSophia Symposium - The Miracle in The Desert

    SEKEM Farm

    “I carry a vision deep within myself: in the midst of sand and desert, I see myself standing at a well drawing water. Carefully I plant trees, herbs and flowers and wet their roots with the precious drops. The cool well water attracts humans and animals to refresh and quicken themselves. Trees give shade, the land turns green, fragrant flowers bloom, insects, birds and butterflies show their devotion to Allah, the creator, as if they were reciting the first Sura of the Koran. The humans, perceiving the hidden praise of Allah, care for and see all that is created as a reflection of paradise on earth,” Ibrahim Abouleish (1937 – 2017).

    How did the vision of the SEKEM founder Ibrahim Abouleish become reality? How is this social innovation working and how does it affect people’s lives? How can an efficient economy, a healthy social life and a living culture develop together? How can partnership between east and west build peace and prosperity?

    To give you the opportunity to explore a sustainable community in the Egyptian desert, SEKEM offers a five-day hands-on experience, taking place at the SEKEM farm in Egypt. During this symposium, you will meet experts working in different fields in SEKEM to give you deep insights into the vision and how SEKEM’s holistic approach is implemented in its daily working and community life. The program combines both theory and practice and will give you the opportunity to get familiar with all the dimensions of SEKEM’s approach for sustainable development.

    SEKEMsophia Symposium Event Fee:
    500 € OECD Countries (Europe, US, Canada etc.)
    200 € for non OECD Countries

    Accommodation in SEKEM Guest House:
    Single Room full board accommodation (68 Euros person/night /80 US Dollars)
    Double Room full board accommodation (111 Euros together per night /130 US Dollars)

    For groups of more than four persons or financial support please contact via email there should be no financial reason for non attending

    For registration: https://goo.gl/forms/hVT6tf7QynLu85UM2

    To get further information check out our fact sheet: SEKEMsophia Symposium Fact Sheet (4)

    Download the SEKEMsophia Symposium Flyer here!

    Next SEKEMsophia Symposium 10 - 14 November 2019 (further Symposiums will be held on a quarterly basis)

    Arrival should be on the 9th of November and departure on the 15th of November.

    If you have any questions, please get in touch with narimeh.paeplow@sekem.com

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  • Thu

    Social Initiative Forum: Unfolding Individual Potential for the Future

    SEKEM Farm

    During the Social Initiative Forum (SIF), which will take place in December in SEKEM, we intend to share ideas, from all over the world, on how to shape a truly human education for the future. We welcome different people from different backgrounds to enter into a shared dialogue, to help shape an education that supports individual and holistic potential unfolding for a sustainable future. We recognize that this can only evolve through life-long learning with an integral approach, including formal school education, higher education, informal skills training initiatives, as well as entrepreneurial activities within economic, agricultural or cultural backgrounds. Let us inspire and encourage each other to think creatively and to risk starting brand new initiatives and impulses!

    Find more information here!

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