The Edita Foundation for Social Development announced today that it will donate EGP 2 million to the Misr El Kheer foundation in support of the Breathe Campaign. The funds will be utilized to purchase critically needed mechanical ventilators and personal protective equipment for the nation’s hospital system in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Foundation was established in March 2020 with an initial endowment of EGP 5 million and will consolidate all of Edita’s longstanding social development initiatives in Egypt under one umbrella.
“The Edita Foundation for Social Development is part and parcel of our strategy to promote and contribute to social development and sustainability in Egypt,” said Edita’s Chairman and Managing Director Hani Berzi. “We have a long history of corporate social responsibility initiatives with a particular focus on education and healthcare as the key pillars for social development, and we recognize the importance of continuing to support our people and our communities during these critical times.”
“From the very beginning Edita has taken the threat of Covid-19 seriously and immediately introduced proactive measures at our organization to help mitigate the risks posed by the pandemic. We were quick to initiate new health, safety and social distancing measures to ensure the well-being of all our employees, and today we are following through with our commitment to the communities we serve by providing much needed support to our hospital systems in the fight against Covid-19. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue delivering on our corporate responsibility toward our c.6,000 employees and to the communities in which we live and work,” said Berzi.