SWIFT supports FACE for Children in Need in Egypt
SWIFT announced today that it is supporting the FACE for Children Association to improve the care and nutrition of 50 Egyptian children living without parental care in Benha. This is part of SWIFT’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities at the first SWIFT Business Forum in Egypt.
The Forum was held on March 20th under the patronage of the Central Bank of Egypt. It brought together 200 delegates from the financial community to discuss the trends in Egypt’s financial services and corporate banking sectors, exchange ideas and work on common solutions facing the industry.
FACE also seeks to reduce the number of street children living and working on the streets of Cairo by providing outreach and basic health and nutritional services. It also offers vocational training services leading to eventual social integration. The association, whose ‘Godfather’ and Ambassador in Egypt is Mohamed Sobhy, an Egyptian film, television and stage actor, was established in 2003 and has become a leading child protection agency that works in close collaboration with the Egyptian authorities.
Khaled Moharem, Head of Middle East & North Africa at SWIFT, said, “SWIFT is pleased to support the excellent work that FACE is carrying out to improve the lives of the children at the Benha Centre. The donation will provide care for under privileged children and promote their reintegration into society.”
Founder & Executive Director of FACE for Children in Need, Flavia Shaw Jackson, said, “The SWIFT donation will be used for our Benha home for children to continue protecting children who have found themselves without parental care, including orphans and abandoned children. FACE supports them with their basic, health, educational and social needs. This donation will significantly help the lives of these children.”
The project will last a year and will support the Benha team in providing high standards of physical, intellectual and emotional care as part of a wide range of services including healthcare, nutrition, medical care and hygiene, access to culture and leisure, and access to social workers specialised in family placement.