The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development announced that it will add 100 million EGP to its 2020 budget to support the country’s efforts in fighting the coronavirus, bringing the foundation’s budget this year to 290 million EGP.
Since last week, the foundation has been supporting rapid relief initiatives, it said in a statement, with 40 million EGP allocated to support non-standard workers and families in need and 60 EGP donated to aid the government and Health Ministry’s preventive measures.
This decision came from the foundation’s board of trustees to tackle the repercussions of this outbreak and the challenges it poses to the entire world, the statement added. In these unprecedented times, the foundation stated it would help meet Egypt’s needs.
This support falls under the mission and vision of the foundation, which was founded in 2001 by the Sawiris Family as one of the first national donors to address issues facing Egyptian society such as poverty, unemployment, health, and education.