The German Lebensbaum Foundation has donated 5,000 Euros to the SEKEM School and is also supporting two students of the Heliopolis University through scholarships. “We are extremely grateful to our friends at Lebensbaum for the support they are lending our concern to promote equal education opportunities for everyone”, Helmy Abouleish, CEO of the SEKEM Group, comments.
The funds given to the school will benefit families whose social situation does not allow them to pay school fees for their children. While the state schools in Egypt offer each child free education, they are usually extremely overcrowded. Satisfactory education is commonly available to children only through private schools. These, however, are typically not affordable for most Egyptians.
The SEKEM Initiative seeks to promote social justice by offering young boys and girls alike, who come from the surrounding areas, a holistic school education. For this programme, SEKEM is in need of support. The grant from the Lebensbaum Foundation will give even more children of such families the opportunity to visit the SEKEM School.