Members of the African communities in Egypt (Photo courtesy of The African Dream Foundation)
The African Dream Foundation 2063 has announced the launch of a new initiative under the slogan “One Continent, One Fate,” to support African communities in Egypt amid the coronavirus pandemic through the distribution of sterilisation tools and disinfectants.
The initiative, launched in Addis Ababa during President Abdel Fattah El Sisi presidency of the African Union, will support more than 30 African communities in Egypt by providing cleaning materials and food.
Sally Atef, president of the Egyptian foundation, said that most of the African communities in Egypt are made up of labourers who work day-to-day or students who are in dire need of these services in light of the crisis, within the framework of the social responsibility and the foundation’s work to support African communities.
The initiative began on Monday with the distribution of bags containing alcohol disinfectant, masks, chlorine, and foodstuffs to more than 300 families, Atef said.
The bags were distributed to families at home to avoid mixing.
Atef said that the foundation's main goal is to work together for the benefit of “our one continent,” stressing the need for solidarity and support for communities, especially the most needy groups.
She said that the initiative will continue through Ramadan.