Sunday Diary Ⅳ – Memories on SEKEM Founder Ibrahim Abouleish

Bringing Knowledge into Action

Gaining knowledge is an admirable quest, but channeling this knowledge to fruitful actions is a much greater responsibility. When you learn the medicinal benefits of herbs, you use them to cure illnesses! And when you understand that there’s only so much you can do alone; you appreciate and respect the community.

Interpretation of the word of Ibrahim Abouleish by Dr. Amina Taitoon

From time to time we invite our readers to share in the memories of Dr. Amina Taitoon. The Alumni Unit Manager at Heliopolis University regularly wrote down her reflections on what SEKEM’s visionary Ibrahim Abouleish expressed during the Sunday meetings.

The so-called “Sunday meeting” is one of SEKEM’s traditions that was initiated by its founder Ibrahim Abouleish, and now continued by his son and SEKEM’s CEO Helmy Abouleish. Every week, all employees gather to share and discuss ideas on SEKEM’s vision and mission in order to deepen understanding of the meaning of sustainable development and the application of its principles. The meetings usually begin with the audience singing, followed by a music performance, because SEKEM believes in the power of arts to broaden the horizon and elevate the soul and mind.