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Egypt Launches New EGP 100 million Fund for People Living with Disabilities

Part of the fund will go towards providing tailored services.

Ahmed Malek, Disability Video

Egypt has announced the launch of EGP 100 million fund that will be used to empower Egyptians living with disabilities and invest in services for them, reports Al Ahram Online.

The announcement was made by Egyptian Social Solidarity Minister, Ghada Wali, during the 'Differently Abled' event on Monday, which was held in alignment with International Day of Persons with Disabilities. 

The fund was established in cooperation with a number of companies and private banks and comes as part of a new effort to empower and integrate Egyptians with disabilities, building on recent regulations of the Law of Persons with Disabilities and the training of 400 disabled people for jobs in tourism.

Wali was also keen to highlight that, in 2018, Egypt granted 900,000 people with disabilities EGP 4.2 billion worth of financial support as well as scholarships and jobs within the private sector for around 1900.

Main Image: Ahmed Malek in HELM's 'One Click to Move' Campaign Video