It was a sunny day, birds were singing and people were busy working or learning in SEKEMs companies or schools – quite a normal day at SEKEM farm, about 60 km northeast of Cairo. Yet, cheering and shouting came from the soccer field, close to SEKEM School. The company NatureTex, SEKEMs subsidiary for organic garments and textiles conducted its annual soccer tournament recently between its staff members, fighting for the trophy.
“We had great and exciting games, but especially a wonderful spirit among the teams,” Helmy Abouleish
Out of its different departments, NatureTex formed teams: Administration, Quality Assurance (QA), Production, and Cutting. During the tournament, the teams were playing against each others, until two of them were left to compete for winning the trophy in a final match: “QA vs Administration”. “We had great and exciting games, but especially a wonderful spirit among the teams,” says Helmy Abouleish, CEO of SEKEM Holding. With a 1-0 win, the QA team won the trophy and received it with medals from SEKEMs CEO.
The co-workers of NatureTex perceive themselves as a big family, which was also obvious during the tournament. Great team spirit and moral lead to a wonderful day, full of exciting and fair games and hence, we consider all participants as winners!