Established in 2010 as a non-profit organization under Ministry of Social Solidarity Decree No. 588 of 2010, the CIB Foundation represents another aspect of the Bank’s effort to develop a sustainable and effective channel through which the Bank can give back to the Egyptian society. As an organization, the CIB Foundation is dedicated to improving health and nutrition services extended to underprivileged children with limited access to quality healthcare by developing life-changing community initiatives. Our efforts include not only donating money but also monitoring and following up on projects’ impact.
Over the years, the CIB Foundation has received multiple awards that serve as a testament to our success in creating a meaningful and sustainable impact. In 2016, we were named “Socially Responsible Bank of the Year” by African Banker after having received the “Most Socially Responsible Bank in North Africa” title from them the previous year. EMEA Finance Pan-Africa award for “Corporate Social Responsibility” in 2014.
Mission and Vision
The goal of the CIB Foundation is to ease the burden of procuring quality, affordable healthcare services for families and children in need. It is our belief that for a community to be productive, all its members must be healthy citizenry and that children deserve the opportunity to lead the healthiest lives possible.
We achieve our mission by enhancing the quality of services offered by our partner institutions: public health partners that have a wide community reach allowing them to target those with the greatest need. We work closely with providers to maximize the size and sustainability of our impact.
Budget and Financing
Through the generous support of CIB shareholders, 1.5% of the Bank’s annual net profit is allocated to the CIB Foundation every year. It is with this funding that the CIB Foundation supports initiatives that allow Egypt’s children to embark on healthy new beginnings.
One hundred percent of the Foundation’s budget, as well as all donations made to the Foundation’s dedicated account, are channeled toward the implementation of child development projects. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees, its staff, and CIB volunteers ensure that our resources are utilized to reach as many children as possible.
The CIB Foundation is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees:
Mr. Hisham Ezz Al-Arab
Mr. Rafik Madkour
Ms. Maha El-Shahed
Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid
Mr. Hossam Abou Moussa
Ms. Pakinam Essam El-Din Mahmoud
Ms. Nadia Moustafa Hosny
Approved Projects in 2018
Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357
In April 2018, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved an EGP 18.9 million contribution to support the purchase of 33 upgraded monitors and four central station units for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, and the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357. This equipment will automatically report patients’ physiological and biological functions, preventing human interference and increasing the efficiency of services provided to patients.
As another demonstration of the Foundation’s commitment to the hospital, EGP 3.5 million was donated in April 2018 to fund patient care expenses at the Cairo and Tanta branches.
One of our main goals is to bring happiness as well as tangible health benefits to children. In May 2018, CIB staff volunteers partnered with the Foundation and the team at the Children’s Cancer Hospital 57357 to decorate the hospital to bring the Ramadan spirit to patients and their families.
El-Galaa Teaching Hospital
In April 2018, the CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved over EGP 14 million to fund the complete renovation and outfitting of El-Galaa Teaching Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with eight beds rather than three to extend services to more patients on the waiting list. Once complete, this year-long project will allow the hospital to help nearly 1,000 additional children every year.
The renovation and construction of the PICU includes the installation of central oxygen and ventilation networks, covering of all surfaces with anti-bacterial material, construction of isolation rooms, installation of a medical gas system, and provision of emergency electrical supplies. Moreover, state-of-the-art medical equipment, such as ICU beds, resuscitation units, monitors, ventilators, endoscopes, ultrasound machine, and central monitoring stations were purchased.
Abou El-Reesh Children’s Hospital (Japanese)
Abou El-Reesh Children’s Hospital is a long-standing partner of the CIB Foundation, and in April 2018, the Board of Trustees approved EGP 10.8 million in funding to purchase a fluoroscopy x-ray machine for the Radiology Department and a laparoscopy and thoracoscopy machine for the Pediatric Surgery Department. In July 2018, the CIB Foundation donated over EGP 3.3 million to cover the first tranche of the project.
Both pieces of equipment will assist the hospital in increasing the efficiency of services provided to patients and minimizing the number of children on the waiting list.
Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine at Cairo University
Pediatric Dental Clinic
As part of its long-term partnership with the Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, the CIB Foundation allocated EGP 7.5 million in July 2018 to fund the purchase of the necessary equipment and supplies for the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic in El Kasr El Aini. The donation will also fund the establishment of another clinic in Sheikh Zayed to increase the efficiency of services provided to children, including those with special needs, and drastically reduce the number of patients on the waiting list.
The Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine at Cairo University treats over 95,000 children annually from across Egypt, and it is one of the few providers of dental health services for children with special needs in the country. The department also offers a variety of practical training programs for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students.
Mobile Dental Caravan
In 2017, the CIB Foundation contributed EGP 640,000 to purchase an outfitted mobile dental caravan for the Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine at Cairo University, under the management of the Rotary Club of Zamalek. This year, the Foundation allocated an additional EGP 120,000 to cover the operating costs of 12 dental caravans that will be used to treat public school students in remote areas of Cairo and Giza for free.
Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation
70 Open-Heart Surgeries
In July 2018, the CIB Foundation allocated EGP 7 million to the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation to cover costs associated with 70 pediatric open-heart surgeries. Through its ongoing contributions, the CIB Foundation supports the Magdi Yacoub Foundation’s efforts to drastically reduce the number of children on the open-heart surgery waitlist. In October 2018, the CIB Foundation donated EGP 3.5 million to cover the first tranche of the project.
In February 2018, the CIB Foundation donated the final EGP 859,000 in a three-year EGP 15 million project to outfit two research labs in the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation’s Aswan Heart Center. These labs will help researchers at the heart center gain a deeper understanding of various heart diseases and identify possible therapeutic strategies. Through this program, young Egyptian scientists and researchers can contribute to the advancement of world-class research from within their own country.
Alexandria University Children’s Hospital – El Shatbi
In April 2018, the CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved EGP 6.64 million in funding to outfit the Emergency Department located on the ground floor of the Alexandria University Children’s Hospital in El Shatbi. The hospital serves a large number of patients from areas across Egypt, including Alexandria, El-Beheira, Kafr El-Sheikh, and Matrouh. The CIB Foundation fulfilled its commitment to the project in October 2018.
Rotary Club of Giza Metropolitan – Open Heart Surgeries
The CIB Foundation donated over EGP 1.3 million in 2018 to cover the surgery costs of 39 underprivileged children suffering from congenital heart diseases at El Kasr El Aini Hospital, under the management of the Rotary Club of Giza Metropolitan. This contribution follows our March 2017 allocation of EGP 1.75 million to cover the costs associated with 50 pediatric open-heart surgeries. The initiative was created to reduce the long waitlist of children in need of open-heart surgery.
In recognition of the importance of this program and its initial success, in October 2018, the CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved an EGP 3.7 million budget to support another round of the project and fund an additional 100 pediatric open-heart surgeries at El Kasr El Aini Hospital.
Nasser Institute Hospital
As part of the CIB Foundation’s commitment to supporting the health sector, the Board of Trustees allocated EGP 3.1 million in April 2018 to purchase much needed equipment for the Nasser Institute Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Yahiya Arafa Children’s Charity Foundation: Annual Operating Costs
In line with the CIB Foundation’s commitment to sustainability and provision of quality service, in July 2018 we contributed a total of EGP 3 million to the annual operating costs of five pediatric units at Ain Shams University Hospital under the management of our long-standing partner the Yahiya Arafa Children’s Charity Foundation.
Rotary Club of Kasr El Nil: Children’s Right to Sight Program
Over the course of 2018, the CIB Foundation donated over EGP 1 million to cover 289 surgeries as part of the fifth and fourth phase of the Children’s Right to Sight (CRTS) program led by the Rotary Club of Kasr El Nil. The aim of this initiative is to fund between 500 and 600 eye surgeries for a total amount of EGP 2 million in each phase to help eradicate blindness in children and infants.
The Egyptian Clothing Bank
2018 marks the fifth year of the CIB Foundation’s partnership with the Egyptian Clothing Bank (ECB), an NGO dedicated to providing clothing and home textiles to those in need in Egypt. The CIB Foundation donated EGP 1.67 million to provide 50,000 training suits to children in 19 governorates.
The National Foundation for Family and Community Development
The CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved a proposal to support the outfitting of the sensory and psychomotor rooms at the National Foundation for Family and Community Development’s specialized center for the rehabilitation of autistic children. These rooms help care providers improve the sensory experiences of children with autism, allowing them to become healthier and more productive members of society. The EGP 688,000 project will enable the center to serve around 250 children monthly.
The National Foundation for Family and Community Development is a non-profit organization established in 1991 to assist Egyptian families in raising their living standards by financing micro projects, training individuals, and sponsoring and training persons with intellectual disabilities.
MOVE Foundation for Children with Cerebral Palsy
In April 2017, the CIB Foundation fulfilled its commitment to contribute EGP 2 million to the MOVE Foundation for Children with Cerebral Palsy to renovate their premises and expand operations. Established in 2004, the MOVE Foundation seeks to positively affect the lives of an estimated 250,000 children living with the disability in Egypt. MOVE aims to enroll these children into the public school system to allow them to become healthier and more productive members of society.
In another demonstration of the Foundation’s commitment to sustainability and ongoing quality service provision, the CIB Foundation allocated EGP 608,400 to support the annual operating cost of the MOVE Foundation’s premises. In September 2018, the Foundation donated EGP 152,100 to cover the first installment of this commitment.
Egyptian Liver Care Society - Children Without Virus C Program
The CIB Foundation dedicated over EGP 5.1 million to fund the Egyptian Liver Care Society’s Children without hepatitis C (C-Free Child) program, the only program in Egypt offering free screening and treatment for children. Established in 2008, the Egyptian Liver Care Society aims to cure hepatitis patients by training medical staff and providing financial support for the treatment of hepatitis patients, including funding liver transplants. This year, the CIB Foundation also invested in increasing the number and quality of hepatitis treatment centers in Egypt.
National Hepatology & Tropical Medicine Research Institute
In August 2018, the CIB Foundation donated over EGP 91,000 to cover the first tranche of an EGP 4.1 million project to fund the treatment of 400 children with hepatitis C at the National Hepatology & Tropical Medicine Research Institute (NHTMRI). Established in 1932, NHTMRI is an institute for medical research on endemic diseases in Egypt; it is the first center in the country to treat hepatitis C patients and accept referral cases.
New Children’s Hospital - Ain Shams University Hospital
In June 2017, the CIB Foundation pledged EGP 3.53 million for the purchase of 40 monitors, 45 infusion pumps, and 25 syringe pumps for the Inpatient Unit at Ain Shams University Hospital. In August 2018, the CIB Foundation donated over EGP 589,000 to cover the final installment for the project. With 1,290 patients served at the hospital each month, this contribution is expected to benefit 15,500 children annually.
Gozour Foundation for Development: Eye Exam Caravans
The CIB Foundation donated over EGP 14.4 million in 2018 to cover the fourth and fifth tranches of the Gozour Foundation for Development’s 6⁄6 project to fund 264 eye exam caravans and provide 158,400 public school students in impoverished areas across Egypt with free eye examinations. This year’s donation is one portion of an EGP 50.5 million contribution to fund 6⁄6 Eye Exam Caravans in the governorates of Sohag, Qena, Luxor, and Aswan over a three-year period.
In partnership with Al-Noor Magrabi Foundation and Dar El Oyoun, the caravans, which are staffed with 25-30 doctors, nurses, and coordinators, were equipped with advanced medical tools, medications, and eyeglasses. They provided students with free ophthalmic exams, eye medication, and referrals to private hospitals for complex cases.
CIB staff members also joined in this project by volunteering with the caravans. They distributed eyeglasses and medication to children and led awareness sessions on healthy eye practices for the student beneficiaries of the program. Events such as this provide CIB staff members with opportunities to learn more about the Foundation’s activities and different ways to give back to the community.
Sawiris Foundation and Star Care for Helping Children: Together for Change Project
Over 2018, CIB Foundation donated over EGP 105,000 as part of an EGP 1.5 million partnership with the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development and Star Care Foundation in 2016 to implement comprehensive community development projects in Sohag, Assiut, and Qena. The projects are under the management of the Association of Businesswomen in Assiut.
They include the renovation and upgrade of community health centers, training doctors and nurses, organizing health awareness campaigns, building the skills of teachers in community schools, distributing in-kind support to students, and offering regular sports, soft skills recreational activities, and economic empowerment opportunities. The CIB Foundation is committed to funding the healthcare sector.
Ahl Masr Foundation - Burn Victim Operations
In June 2018, the Foundation contributed the final EGP 750,000 of an EGP 1 million pledge to Ahl Masr Foundation in 2016. This contribution funded the treatment of 159 pediatric burn patients whose families could not afford the costs of their treatment.
Baladi Foundation - Ophthalmic Clinic in Aswan
In September 2015, the CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved an EGP 710,000 project to establish the first fully equipped diagnosis and referral center for children with glaucoma in Upper Egypt. In October 2018, the CIB Foundation donated over EGP 472,000 to cover the final installment of the project. CIB supported the Baladi Foundation’s efforts to detect glaucoma in 500 children, treat these patients, and perform 50 surgeries for congenital glaucoma cases, while also training a team of doctors and nurses in Upper Egypt.
Sohag University Hospital - Craniofacial Center
In April 2014, the CIB Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved the allocation of EGP 1 million to fund the outfitting of the Craniofacial Center at Sohag University Hospital. In October 2018, the CIB Foundation donated over EGP 323,000 covering the final installment of the project. A team of surgeons specialized in hearing, speech therapy, and dentistry have established the Craniofacial Centre to serve patients from Sohag, Qena, and Aswan, primarily with cleft lip and cleft palate deformities. In addition to prescribing courses of treatment, the center performs specialized multi-stage corrective surgeries. The specialized services offered at the center will allow it to become a major referral center for patients from across the country.
CIB has a long-standing corporate sponsorship relationship with the KidZania Cairo edutainment city, and in every quarter of 2018, the Foundation gave 50 KidZania tickets to underprivileged children. Over the course of the year, the CIB Foundation coordinated with its partners to organize multiple visits to KidZania in which underprivileged and disabled children learned about adult professions in a child-friendly way. Children performed different jobs to earn and spend Kidzos, the official currency of KidZania, on games and other entertaining activities.
Blood Donation Campaigns
The CIB Foundation hosted 12 blood donation campaigns across its corporate offices to encourage CIB staff and customers to participate in an activity that saves thousands of lives across the country. Through this effort, 121 bags of blood were collected; these resources can potentially be used to save the lives of over 490 people.
6⁄6 Eye Exam Caravan Program – CIB Family Bag Packing Event
In February 2018, the CIB Foundation invited CIB colleagues and their families to a bag-packing event at CIB’s Smart Village office to participate in packing of over 5,000 health and hygiene school bags for the students targeted by the 6⁄6 Eye Exam Caravan program. The event was highly successful, and many participants expressed interest in bringing their children to participate in more CIB Foundation activities.
El Sawy Culture Wheel
In 2018, CIB launched a new initiative in partnership with the CIB Foundation and El Sawy Culture Wheel to develop children’s skills through specialized workshops. Children involved in the initiative enjoyed a full day of educational activities and mental games that stimulated their cultural and scientific development. The first series of workshops hosted the children of Red Crescent Society in Dar El-Salam, and a different NGO is invited every week.