Egypt: Cemex signs new partnership with United Nations World Food Program

Egypt: Cemex signs new partnership with United Nations World Food Program
Published: 28 May 2014


Cemex in Egypt has given an additional donation to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to support its Food-for-Education program in Assiut governorate which will benefit more than 4000 people. Inaugurated at the governorate of Assiut today and under the auspices of the Governor of Assiut, Gen Ibrahim Hammad, this is the third partnership agreement Cemex signs with WFP.

WFP will use this donation to provide daily nutritious snacks and monthly take-home rations during an entire year to vulnerable school children and their families in the poorest and most food-insecure areas in Upper Egypt. Around 670 children in 23 community schools in Assiut and their family members will benefit from this intervention. The programme contributes to increasing the enrolment, attendance, and retention of children in Assiut.
 
Gen. Ibrahim Hammad, Governor of Assiut, praised the active role played by the World Food Program in combating poverty and reducing malnutrition in Assiut, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. He stressed as well the important role played by Cemex, whose efforts contribute to community development in Assiut. The school feeding project financed by Cemex, which covers the schools in Manfalout District, is an example of corporate social responsibility.

“We are glad to contribute to this important development activity in Egypt,” says Sergio Menéndez, Cemex President in Egypt. “This project contributes to the well-being and health of young children, while encouraging them to go to school. We are very proud not only to respond and contribute to this noble and great cause, but to also sustain our support and insure the maximum benefit for these children.”