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UAE Charity to Build School for Vulnerable Communities in Matrouh

The UAE's Big Heart Foundation and Egypt's Misr El Kheir are building the primary school with an investment of over USD 600k.

Cairo Scene

The Big Heart Foundation, a global humanitarian organisation based in the UAE, is partnering up with Egypt’s Misr El Kheir Foundation to build a primary school for vulnerable communities in the governorate of Matrouh. 

With an investment of USD 607,000, the El-Nour Primary School will have 11 classrooms, a number of technology and science labs, a library, and a space for recreational activities. Amongst Egypt’s governorates, Matrouh has the highest dropout rate, with a  current overall illiteracy rate of 33%. Out of all the illiterate people living there, 65% of them are women.

The school looks to reverse these trends through high-quality education, with hopes of being fully constructed by September 2023.