Zaki added during his speech, ‘The ‘Azraa’ initiative is one of the most important initiatives sponsored by the National Alliance for Civic and Development Work, in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture. It serves as an inspiring model for cooperation between civil society and the state in serving communities.’
Former US Secretary of Agriculture expressed his great pleasure in being hosted by the Evangelical Foundation and engaging in dialogue with Dr. Reverend André Zaki. He also expressed his deep pride in the conscious Egyptian experts and farmers participating in the agricultural field. He further expressed his immense appreciation for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s efforts in the Egyptian food security issue, making significant strides in achieving self-sufficiency and overcoming the major challenges faced by Egyptian society.
The Evangelical Foundation and Its Role in Development:
The Evangelical Foundation is one of the oldest civil society institutions in Egypt, established in 1950. It has been actively involved in various fields, particularly in the areas of development and culture, with the aim of improving the quality of life for citizens, regardless of their racial, religious, or social backgrounds. Over the decades, the foundation has extended its efforts to reach millions of Egyptian citizens across the country.
The foundation firmly believes that social work goes far beyond the concept of charity; its ultimate goal is empowerment. Empowerment, in this context, means providing individuals with the tools they need to enhance their lives and develop their skills and resources.