The CIB Foundation has seen exponential geographical growth in terms of its reach during the year. Supporting the healthcare needs of the Egyptian community in many new areas across Egypt, the CIB Foundation reaffirmed its position as a leading supporter and provider of quality health services across the country. The Foundation was established in 2010 as a non-profit organisation dedicated to the enhancement of health and nutrition services extended to underprivileged children in Egypt. Registered under the Ministry of Social Solidarity – as per the Ministry’s Decree No. 588 of 2010 – the Foundation focuses on sustainable development initiatives that result in positive long-term outcomes.
The CIB Foundation is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees:
Mr. Hisham Ezz Al-Arab
Mr. Rafik Madkour
Ms. Maha El-Shahed
Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid
Mr. Hossam Abou Moussa
Ms. Pakinam Essam El-Din Mahmoud
Ms. Nadia Moustafa Hosny
Following the annual shareholders’ General Assembly meeting in early 2016, the CIB Foundation was allocated over EGP 69 million, representing 1.5% of CIB’s annual net profit. With this funding, the organisation continued to expand its operations geographically, creating new beginnings for Egypt’s youngest citizens across the country.
In late May 2016, the CIB Foundation was recognised for its work in the arena of corporate social responsibility from African Banker, winning the award for “Socially Responsible Bank of the Year.”
The Foundation’s partnerships and initiatives during 2016 included:
Gozour Foundation for Development: Eye Exam Caravans
In July 2016, the CIB Foundation reaffirmed its long-standing partnership with the Gozour Foundation for Development to fund 264 eye exam caravans to provide 158,400 disadvantaged students enrolled at public schools in poor rural and urban areas in Egypt with free eye care services through the Gozour Foundation. The caravans will be implemented in Upper Egypt governorates.
The CIB Foundation allocated EGP 47 million over three years to fund caravans in the governorates of Sohag, Qena, Luxor and Aswan through the 6⁄6 Eye Exam Caravan Program. Through a partnership with Alnoor Magrabi Foundation and Dar El Oyoun, the caravans are designed to provide public school students with free ophthalmic exams, eyeglasses, eye medication if necessary as well as referrals to private hospitals for complex cases. Each caravan included 25-30 doctors, nurses and coordinators and was fully equipped with advanced equipment, a fully stocked pharmacy and an eyeglass shop. Each one-day caravan targeted 600 children. The CIB Foundation donated over EGP 8 million in July 2016 to cover the first tranche of the project.
CIB staff members also participated in bag-packing events and the eye exam caravans, where thousands of school bags were packed with soap, towels and educational material as well as providing the children with eye care, medication and glasses. They also lead awareness sessions on healthy eye practices for the student beneficiaries of the program. These events provided valuable opportunities for the CIB staff to learn about the Foundation’s activities and give back to the community.
Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation: Research Labs
In April 2015, the CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved the complete financing of two research labs in the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation’s Aswan Heart Center. The EGP 15 million project will be funded over three years.
The centre hopes these research labs will deepen the understanding of various heart diseases and shed light on possible therapeutic strategies. Research provides opportunities for audit, development of critical faculties, enhances patient care, stimulates discovery and enhances international visibility of the centre. In addition, training Egyptian doctors and scientists in research methodology as well as the execution of research and publishing in international journals with high impact factors are essential for the development of science in the region. The program serves as an excellent platform from which young Egyptian scientists and researchers can contribute to the advancement of world-class research without having to leave the country.
Over the course of 2016, the CIB Foundation donated over EGP 7 million to cover the outfitting costs of the research labs.
Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation: 50 Open-Heart Surgeries
In July 2016, the CIB Foundation allocated EGP 4.5 million to the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation to cover the costs associated with 50 pediatric open-heart surgeries. Through its ongoing donations, the CIB Foundation supports the Magdi Yacoub Foundation’s efforts to drastically minimise the number of children on the open-heart surgery waiting list. In September 2016, the CIB Foundation donated EGP 2.25 million, covering the first tranche of the project.
Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357: PET CT scanner and Annual Donation
In line with its long-term partnership with the Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357, the CIB Foundation provided the hospital with a PET CT scanner at a cost of EGP 13.17 million. The highly specialized equipment will allow doctors to identify cancerous cells and plan for removal during the operations. The CIB Foundation fulfilled its commitment to the project in October 2016.
As another demonstration of the Foundation’s commitment to the hospital, EGP 3.5 million was donated in March 2016 to fund patient care in both the Cairo and Tanta branches of the hospital.
Friends of Abu El Rish Children’s Hospitals Organization: Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
In April 2016, the CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved EGP 16 million over two years to fund the complete renovation and outfitting of the El Mounira Hospital’s original intensive care unit (ICU) on the seventh floor.
The renovation included the installation of central oxygen and ventilation networks, covering all surfaces with anti-bacterial material, constructing isolation rooms, establishing a central monitoring station, providing emergency electrical supplies and purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment, including ICU beds, resuscitation units, monitors, ventilators, endoscopes, a mobile x-ray machine, sterilisation unit, and others. The project would help serve nearly 2,000 children annually.
In June 2016, the CIB Foundation fulfilled its first installment amounting EGP 4 million for the project.
Rotary Club of Kasr El Nil: Children’s Right to Sight Program
In April 2016, the CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved supporting the third phase of the Children’s Right to Sight program at a cost of EGP 1 million over one year under the management of Rotary Club - Kasr El Nile to fund around 500 critical eye surgeries to underprivileged children. The CRTS program is dedicated to eradicating blindness by supporting children and infants requiring critical eye surgeries.
Over the course of 2016 the CIB Foundation donated over EGP 309,000 covering 99 surgeries.
Egyptian Clothing Bank
In line with its history of supporting national campaigns, the CIB Foundation supported the “One Million Blankets” national campaign organised by the Egyptian Clothing Bank (ECB). In January 2016, the Foundation donated EGP 1 million to the campaign’s “Warm Egypt” initiative, providing sweaters to children in Upper Egypt and border governorates. Over the course of the winter, CIB employees in various governorates were actively involved in the distribution of 50,000 sweaters to the children.
National Cancer Institute: Computed Tomographic (CT) Scanner
In February 2016, the CIB Foundation fulfilled its first installment to National Cancer Institute by donating EGP 2.205 million for the purchase of a pediatric Computed Tomographic (CT) scan machine for the Department of Radiology at a cost of EGP 3.15 million.
The National Cancer Institute is the largest hospital serving cancer patients in Egypt. It was established at Cairo University in 1969 and currently receives around 140 children with cancer daily, of whom around six to eight patients are newly diagnosed. The Department of Radiology currently receives some 30 patients daily, in addition to the 10-15 emergency cases that are turned away due to long waiting lists. The dedicated piece of equipment will allow the department to increase early diagnosis rates.
In November 2016, the CIB Foundation fulfilled its second and final installment amounting to EGP 945,000 for the project.
Baladi Foundation – Ophthalmic Clinic in Aswan
In September 2015, the CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved an EGP 710,000 project to establish the first fully equipped diagnosis and referral centre for cases of glaucoma among children in Upper Egypt. Through the project, the CIB Foundation will support the Baladi Foundation in the early detection of the disease in 500 children, treat and perform follow-up operations for this group and conduct 50 surgeries for congenital glaucoma cases. Additionally, the Baladi Foundation will conduct two events per year to train 25 specialised doctors. In March 2016, the CIB Foundation donated EGP 102,000 for the project to cover the purchase of essential equipment for the Baladi Foundation.
Yahiya Arafa Children’s Charity Foundation: Paediatric Catheter Lab and Annual Operating Costs
The Yahiya Arafa Children’s Charity Foundation is a long-standing partner of the CIB Foundation. In September 2015, the CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved the complete funding of a pediatric catheter lab at the Ain Shams University Hospital, under the supervision and management of the Yahiya Arafa Foundation. The roughly EGP 8 million project will enable the hospital to have a Catheter Lab dedicated to children, conduct 100 procedures per month and reduce the waiting list by 90%.
In July 2016, the CIB Foundation donated EGP 2 million to cover the first installment for the project.
Additionally, in March 2016, the CIB Foundation fulfilled its commitment to support the annual operating costs of four pediatric units at the Ain Shams University Hospital through the Yahiya Arafa Children’s Charity Foundation at EGP 2 million.
Zewail University of Science and Technology: CIB Foundation Fellowship for Science and Technology
In line with its commitment to quality education, the CIB Foundation disbursed its year-four donation of EGP 5 million to the Zewail University of Science and Technology to cover the tuition expenses of its 50 CIB Foundation Fellows. The fellowship supports 50 public school graduates pursuing degrees in the advanced sciences or engineering.
Egyptian Liver Care Society: Children Without Virus C Program
The CIB Foundation dedicated over EGP 6 million to fund the Egyptian Liver Care Society’s Children Without Virus C (C-Free Child) program. The Egyptian Liver Care Society was established in 2008 with specific goals of caring for hepatitis patients, raising doctor and nurse hepatitis patient-care skills, providing financial support to hepatitis patients (including liver transplants) and increasing the number and quality of hepatitis-treatment centres in Egypt. The C-Free Child program is the only program of its kind in Egypt, screening and treating children with hepatitis C for free.
In March 2016, the CIB Foundation fulfilled its commitment to the Egyptian Liver Care Society with EGP 1.710 million donated, representing the final installment of the project.
Right to Live Association
In December 2014, the CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved EGP 312,600 to fund the renovation of several children’s areas at the Right to Live Association, a center for the schooling and rehabilitation of people with various mental and physical disabilities.
The CIB Foundation fulfilled its commitment to the Right to Live Association, with EGP 282,908 donated in April and June 2016 representing the final installments for the project.
Rotary Club of Zamalek: Maxillo-Facial Center in the Cairo University Faculty of Dentistry Annual Operating Costs
In September 2015, the CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved EGP 45,100 in annual operating costs for the CIB Foundation-funded Maxillo-Facial Center at Cairo University’s Faculty of Dentistry. The centre was inaugurated in April 2014 and is one of the sole providers of highly specialised treatment for oral and nasal cavity deformities, congenital deformities in newborn babies and facial deformities caused by cancer.
In June 2016, the CIB Foundation donated EGP 22,515 to cover the first installment of the operating costs.
Rotary Club of Zamalek: Mobile Dental Caravan for the Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine - Cairo University
In September 2016, the CIB Foundation Board of trustees approved funding the purchase of an outfitted mobile dental caravan for the Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine - Cairo University under the management of Zamalek Rotary Club with a total amount of EGP 640,000. The CIB Foundation donated EGP 160,000 to cover the first installment for the project.
The dental caravan will be used by the Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine to perform necessary dental treatment (free of charge) to school students in Cairo and Giza governorates’ remote areas.
MOVE Foundation for Children with Cerebral Palsy: Premises Renovation
In June 2015, the CIB Foundation committed EGP 2 million to the MOVE Foundation for Children with cerebral palsy to renovate their premises, allowing them to expand their operations. The MOVE Foundation was established in 2004 with the mission to positively impact the lives of the estimated 250,000 children living with the disability. The organisation aims at mainstreaming those children into the public-school system to allow them to become healthy, productive members of society. While cerebral palsy cannot be cured, it can be managed successfully through early intervention. The CIB Foundation fulfilled its first commitment to the MOVE Foundation by donating EGP 1.3 million for the purchase of their current premises.
Over the course of 2016 the CIB Foundation donated over EGP 514,000 to cover the complete renovation of the premises, as well as the purchasing of essential equipment.
Sohag University Hospital: Craniofacial Center
In April 2014, the CIB Foundation Board of Trustees approved EGP 1 million to fund the outfitting of the Craniofacial Center at the Sohag University Hospital.
A team of surgeons specialising in hearing, speech therapy and dentistry have established the Craniofacial Centre to serve patients from Sohag, Qena and Aswan, primarily with cleft lip and cleft palate deformities. In addition to prescribing courses of treatment, the centre also conducts specialised surgeries over long-term time frames. The specialised services offered in the centre will potentially allow it to become a major referral centre for patients across the country. Over the course of 2016, the CIB Foundation donated EGP 447,924 for the project.
Sohag University Hospital: Paediatric Critical Care Unit
In April 2016, the CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved EGP 6 million over one year to fund the outfitting of the Pediatric Critical Care Unit at the Sohag University Hospital.
The outfitting of the Pediatric Critical Care Unit will include a Pediatric Cardiac Care Unit, Diabetic Ketoacidosis Management Unit, Pediatric Endoscopy Unit, a comprehensive unit treating poisonings, immune system diseases and hepatic coma and Kidney Unit.
In July 2016, the CIB Foundation fulfilled its first installment amounting to EGP 3 million for the project.
Sawiris Foundation and Star Care for Helping Children: Together for Change Project
In April 2016, the CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved a new EGP 1.5 million partnership between the Sawiris Foundation and Star Care Foundation to implement comprehensive community development projects in Sohag, Assiut and Qena, under the management of the Association of Businesswomen in Assiut.
The project includes the renovation and upgrade of community health centres, the training of doctors and nurses, organising health awareness campaigns for locals, raising the skills of teachers in community schools, distributing in-kind support to students as well as offering regular sports, soft skills and recreational activities. The project also offers economic empowerment opportunities. The CIB Foundation is committed to supporting the health sector.
Ahl Masr Foundation Burn Victim Operations
There are between 80,000 to 100,000 new burn cases in Egypt every year, 37% of which die of their injuries and 18% of which suffer from permanent impairment. One quarter of these cases are children under the age of five, over 50% are under the age 20 and 75% of all cases are sustained by people from underprivileged backgrounds.
In April 2016, the CIB Foundation allocated EGP 1 million to the Ahl Masr Foundation to cover the costs associated with approximately 10 pediatric burn patient surgeries. The donation will help support underprivileged children suffering severe burns without the financial capability to cover the cost of their treatment. In September 2016, the CIB Foundation fulfilled its first installment amounting to EGP 250,000 for the project.
British Council Egypt: Full Tuition Support for One Al-Azhar University Student
In December 2016, the CIB Foundation fulfilled its first installment in a pledge to support one student of Al-Azhar University to pursue a PhD in religious studies in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University. The proposed topic of research is Islamic Feminism in Modern Egypt, a quest for a pragmatic perspective based on Islamic sources and cultural specificities.
The British Council and Al-Azhar initiative aims to promote mutual understanding among a new generation of Muslim and non-Muslim scholars.
The CIB Foundation was recognised for its work in the arena of corporate social responsibility from African Banker, winning the award for “Socially Responsible Bank of the Year.”
Blood Donation Campaigns: The Triple Effect
Over the course of 2016, the CIB Foundation hosted 21 blood donation campaigns across its corporate offices. The campaign aims to encourage CIB staff and customers to positively and effectively participate in an activity that can save the lives of thousands of patients across the country. Over 600 bags of blood were collected in 2016, potentially saving the lives of more than 1,800 people. On International Blood Donation Day, Egypt was attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the number of blood donation applicants in an eight-hour period. CIB’s participation in the event helped secure the record.
Through CIB’s long-term corporate sponsorship of KidZania Cairo, the CIB Foundation allocated 50 tickets each quarter to underprivileged children. Throughout 2016, the CIB Foundation organised multiple visits to the edutainment city through its partner organisations, where children were provided the opportunity to experience adult professions on a child-friendly scale. By performing sector-specific jobs, children could spend the KidZos, the official currency of KidZania, they earned on games and other entertaining activities. The CIB Foundation awarded this opportunity to underprivileged children, children with physical and mental disabilities, orphans and cancer patients. Through these events, children from marginalised groups of society were given the chance to experience activities that would have previously been unavailable to them.
Americana Plaza Cinema
In August 2016, more than 300 children enjoyed an entertaining trip to Americana Plaza Cinema and watched the animated movie “The Secret Life of Pets.” The trip was organised by the CIB Foundation and sponsored by CIB, in association with the Egyptian Red Crescent and other foundations for children with special needs, including the MOVE Foundation, Right to Live Association and Logain Foundation. The Foundation also provided the children with transportation to and from the cinema, as well as healthy refreshments during the movie.
Point 90 Cinema
In September 2016, 100 children enjoyed an entertaining trip to Point 90 Cinema and watched the movie “Pete’s Dragon.” The trip was organised by the CIB Foundation and sponsored by CIB, in association with the Advance Society for Autism. The Foundation also provided the children with transportation to and from the cinema, as well as healthy refreshments during the movie.
Squash for Everyone
In September 2016, the CIB Foundation organised a sports day for 35 children from the Egyptian Red Crescent and Logain Foundation, during which they practiced squash for the first time. The event signaled the launch of the first phase of the “Squash for Everyone” initiative sponsored by CIB in partnership with renowned Egyptian squash professional Amr Shabana, offering an equal opportunity to underprivileged children and with special needs to explore and develop their athletic capabilities.