Building safe and sanitary homes in Egypt’s poorest villages
01-09-2010 13:38:09 | by: Administrator | hits: 33775 | Tags:

In continuation of its tradition of honoring the spirit of Ramadan by showing solidarity with the less fortunate sectors of the community, the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (Mobinil), in cooperation with UNICEF, Habitat for Humanity-Egypt (HFH-Egypt), and Dar Alorman, has announced the launch of a new corporate social responsibility campaign for providing safe housing, clean water and sanitation to the families in need in Upper Egypt.

At a ceremony held at the company premises on August 12th, 2010, Mobinil CEO Hassan Kabbani signed a cooperation agreement for the implementation of Ramadan 2010 campaign with Dr. Vijayakumar Moses, Chief of Young Child Survival & Development at UNICEF Egypt, Yousry Elias, HFH-Egypt Director General and Hossam El Kabbani, Dar Alorman Chairman of Board of Directors. According to the agreement, safe housing, clean water, sanitation and even furniture are provided to hundreds of families in need in many villages in Upper Egypt.Mobinil will cooperate with UNICEF to provide safe drinking water and to provide, or improve, sanitation for thousands of poor families in the Sohag governorate in Upper Egypt. In addition, Mobinil will support Habitat for Humanity-Egypt and Dar Alorman in the construction and repair of simple homes of hundreds of poor families in many villages in Minia and Bani Suef governorates in Upper Egypt.

Mobinil will cooperate with UNICEF to provide safe drinking water and to provide, or improve, sanitation for thousands of poor families in the Sohag governorate in Upper Egypt. In addition, Mobinil will support Habitat for Humanity-Egypt and Dar Alorman in the construction and repair of simple homes of hundreds of poor families in many villages in Minia and Bani Suef governorates in Upper Egypt.

The new CSR campaign is a continuation of Mobinils role as a responsible corporate citizen over the past 12 years, which witnessed a variety of activities along this line, including last years CSR campaign where it was able to give millions of its subscribers the opportunity to give back to the community. In its 2009 Ramadan CSR campaign, Mobinil supported several associations and charitable organizations that in turn funded many micro-finance projects, providing decent incomes for female heads of households, street children, young startups and other low-income groups.

Mobinil CEO Hassan Kabbani expressed his enthusiasm for Mobinil's noble efforts to improve the quality of life of Egypts poorest and disadvantaged populace, commenting that The month of Ramadan is always a good opportunity for the launch of new solidarity initiatives that are in line with our social responsibility

Dr. Vijayakumar Moses, Chief of Young Child Survival & Development at UNICEF Egypt said, "The history of UNICEFs cooperation with Mobinil, which began 10 years ago, is a witness to the operators honorable record in the field of social responsibility. As for the recent initiative, Mobinil is sponsoring our efforts to provide drinking water and sanitation for the poor in Upper Egypt, which a testimony of the companys leading role as a responsible corporate citizen in the Egyptian private sector."

Habitat for Humanity-Egypt Director General Yousry Elias stated, "Mobinil is interested in supporting our efforts to keep the dignity of the families most in need in Upper Egypt. We intend to continue working with Mobinil on this project and also on other initiatives due to our appreciation of its large record in the field of social responsibility."

Dar Alormans Chairman of Board of Directors Hossam El Kabbani stated, "We are proud to continue working with Mobinil for the sake of Egypt. We have worked a lot with the company over the past years on many projects that aimed to help the neediest groups and have seen that social responsibility is really one of the main elements of the operators policy."

The common purpose of this social venture is to support families that are living in poverty housing without access to clean piped water or adequate sanitation, and are living in overcrowded, unhealthy and unsafe shelters. Poverty housing and bad sanitation conditions make families, especially women and children, highly susceptible to serious illnesses, diseases and malnourishment as well as social mischief.

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