Galala University has partnered with Sawiris Foundation to offer scholarships for Egyptian high school students with disabilities, and outstanding Egyptian students to obtain their undergraduate degree. The scholarships cover tuition fees, textbooks or laboratory supplies and a laptop, accommodation for expatriates at the university dorms, living allowance, and training courses for students during the academic years.
About the Foundation
The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) was established in 2001 with an endowment from the Sawiris Family as one of the first national donor foundations in Egypt. Since its establishment, SFSD focused on addressing the most pressing issues facing the most marginalized Egyptians such as poverty, unemployment, provision of health services, and little access to quality education. Over the past 18 years, SFSD has succeeded in funding and delivering programs aimed at achieving comprehensive and sustainable development, in partnership with the governmental and private sectors, as well as civil society. This has resulted in the creation of thousands of job opportunities, availing quality education, and providing access to basic services for more than 280,000 beneficiaries. The geographical coverage of the foundation includes 24 governorates, with a focus on the most remote marginalized villages. The total budget allocated by the foundation since its inception is approximately EGP 960 million.