The Bel Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bel Group, has announced in its global yearly call, a call for Egyptian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to participate in bringing concrete solutions for better children’s nutrition.
The global call engages local NGOs of all sizes, where NGOs submit their projects and the winner will be granted a financial award.
The Call for Projects was announced in a conference with civil society experts and Egyptian NGOs, with the participation of Isabelle Fiévet, Executive Director of Bel Corporate Foundation, who shared a special recorded speech.
Also participating in the event were Anne-Lise Spillemaecker, Philanthropy Manager of the Bel Foundation, and Haitham Essam, Head of HR Bel Egypt and North East Africa. During the meeting, details of the grant and its eligibility, and how to apply online were announced.
This year, Bel Egypt decided to shed light and create awareness on the global annual grant offered by its Foundation, and to invite Egyptian NGOs to take part in this global initiative.
The Bel Foundation grant is selected based on the project’s impact and significance for better children’s nutrition. For the past ten years, the foundation has been taking action in favour of children and their nutrition value across the countries where they operate, through its support of big and small NGOs.
“Ever since the Bel Foundation’s inception in 2008, we were committed to extend the mission of Bel Group, namely ‘Championing healthier and responsible food for all’ through bringing concrete solutions to unprivileged children and contributing to their nutrition,” Fiévet said, “We have been supporting more than 300 projects in about 40 countries and nearly 200 NGOs.”
She added, “Bel Foundation’s action plan recently has been focusing on strengthening schools’ canteens all over the world.
Essam said, “The year 2021 will see the introduction of the Bel Foundation global grant in Egypt. I believe it is real proof and a significant step towards positively impacting children’s nutrition challenges in Egypt.”