Overview and History:
Lebaladna foundation for Social and Civic Development was declared under decree #3741, Giza, in 2010. The foundation was founded by Dr. Nawal El Degwi, a prominent and distinguished figure in the field of education in Egypt and the Middle East.It all started as a dream, a dream of making a change; adding a value, and changing people’s lives through our inner passion that everything is possible by God’s will. Our projects have ranged from cooking and distributing meals in Ramadan, to helping students return to school, to distributing blankets across the country, among many others.
Our first activity took place in 2006, when we spontaneously decided to cook meals for Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan. Working in the kitchen of one of Lebaladna’s founders, we managed to distribute hundreds of meals across the city.
Thrilled by our ability to make a difference, however small, in the lives of other Egyptians, we set out to expand our operations. Our projects have ranged from cooking and distributing meals in Ramadan, to helping students return to school, to distributing blankets across the country, among many others.
In 2008; despite the tremendous obstacles, we decided to formally establish Lebaladna as a foundation. Our dream came true on the 27th of Ramadan (15th September, 2010) when we finally got the governmental approval to officially begin. The continuous support of each and every member, friend, volunteer, and supporter has consistently pushed us forward.
The year 2013 has been a revolutionary one for Lebaladna, not only in terms of creating positive impact on the Egyptian society but integrating a well-established organizational infrastructure to ensure a sustained organizational development and societal impact throughout the future years.
So far, Lebaladna team has proved that when there is a dream, a strong will and commitment to development, then the impossible can be achieved.
Lebaladna is committed to reaching out to underprivileged, neglected Egyptians through financing various projects, collecting donations and contributions, arranging exhibitions, and raising awareness through various events.
Within the next 20 years Lebaladna will work on reducing the poverty and illiteracy, providing shelter, supplying the governmental hospitals by the needed equipment, and supporting in the health care of underprivileged Egyptians.
The values of this foundation are mutual respect, teamwork, team spirit, integrity, impact, leadership, and excellence.
A life with giving is a life worth living.