Fire causes partial damage to Cairo’s Jesuit Culture Centre

Ahram Online , Monday 1 Nov 2021

A fire that broke out late on Sunday, and has since been extinguished, has caused damage to the headquarters of the El-Nahda Association for Scientific and Cultural Renaissance, also known as the Jesuit Culture Centre in Cairo.

Jesuit Culture Center Cairo
Parts of the damaged Jesuit Culture Center Cairo building after the fire was put out on Sunday 31 October, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Jesuit Culture Center Cairo Facebook page.

The centre has reported “major damage” to the Studio Nasibian Theatre and parts of the fifth floor, as well as to a number of vehicles. No injuries have been reported.

Dozens of artists and cultural figures have expressed sadness over the incident, urging financial support for the prominent NGO, which has been operating since 1998.

Throughout the last two decades, the centre has supported a large number of young people with the Jesuit Cairo Film School, the Nahda Arts School of Social Theatre, the Animation School, the School of Humanities, the Jesuit Cinema Club, El-Film Magazine, the Cultural Salon, and other activities.

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