Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, Alex Bank Organize 1st Art Exhibition for Marginalized Children at Townhouse Gallery
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CAIRO – January 25, 2022: The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) and Alex Bank announced the organization of the first art exhibition for marginalized children at Townhouse Gallery in partnership with Al Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment and UBUNTU Art Gallery.
Aiming to shed light and create social awareness on vital issues faced by marginalized children in Egypt, while empowering them through art as a means of creative expression and self-discovery.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on February 13 and it opens its doors to the public at the Townhouse Gallery from February 14 to 19.
The exhibition is planned to present the results of 95 workshops in various fields of art; including painting, ceramics, macrame and the making of fabric dolls, in which 250 children from different institutions participate; Banati Foundation, Samusocial International, Association for the Protection of the Environment “APE”, Educate Me Foundation, UNHCR and Save the Children International.
Olivia Farahat, the organizer of the exhibition, said: “This exhibition aims to raise awareness in society on many issues that are vital to empower marginalized children, integrate them into society and develop their creative side. We are proud of the results achieved by the children and hope that this exhibition will contribute to their potential and help them to become active members of their societies in the future.
On her part, Mrs. Noura Selim, Executive Director of SFSD, said: “SFSD’s focus on children is one of the main pillars of our development plan, because the empowerment of societies cannot be achieved only through genuine empowerment of mothers and children in the first place. Therefore, the Foundation, in cooperation with its partners, ensures that its contribution includes a special focus on the development of children’s skills and the promotion and inculcation of positive values through sport and the arts, which makes this exhibition a continuation of the Foundation’s efforts to integrate and empower marginalized children. ”.
Ms. Laila Hosny, Head of CSR and Sustainable Development at ALEXBANK, added: “We are extremely happy to further expand our partnership with the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development, which, by addressing different social aspects, aims to contribute to the communities where ALEXBANK operates. Among the causes we both believe in are empowering children and raising awareness of the importance of improving the livelihoods of vulnerable children, as well as providing them with equitable health care, sound education, future work opportunities, recognizing that this is one of the priorities for Egypt. The government too.
This exhibition coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Sawiris Foundation. Founded by the Sawiris family, SFSD has contributed to vital issues concerning marginalized children in Egypt, including children from less privileged communities, children with disabilities, homeless children and refugee children in Egypt for the past 20 years. In cooperation with numerous partners from the public and private sectors as well as civil society institutions, the Sawiris Foundation has been able to transform the lives of thousands of marginalized children into a better, safe and stable life by providing numerous services, including housing, health, psychological services and educational care for children focused on the development of their life skills, and the reinforcement and implementation of positive values through different forms of art.