Waqfeyat al Maadi Community Foundation - WMCF
Maadi Community Foundation was founded in May 13, 2007, under the Ministry of Social Solidarity, as a Grant Making local foundation in Egypt. The objectives of Waqfeyat al Maadi CF are to lessen the gap between rich and poor people in Maadi area and its suburbs, improve the standard of living of the residents of the area by reactivating the idea of donor-advised waqf funds. It is a community-led philanthropic change agent that catalyzes change through community social investments and donor-advised waqf funds.
WMCF is dedicated to enhance the quality of life for the under-privileged communities in Maadi , Basateen, Torah, and Helwan Governorate under the umbrella of social justice and sustainable philanthropy through strategic grant-making to individuals and grass roots Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in our community.
WMCF Projects :
1) Opening the Door for Livelihood Program
This program targets job-creation as the principle for self-sufficiency, independence and dignity. It consists of 4 main projects:
For a Clean and Beautiful Environment, God is Beautiful & He Loves Beauty
1. Khan El- Fonoun Art & Culture Center
El FanKhan started through generous contributions from Prof. Dr. Fatma Abu Nawareg (Professor of Art Appreciation in Helwan University) to spread the knowledge and techniques of art to beautify our surrounding.El FanKhan includes, “Theatre Khan”,” Storytelling Khan”,“Kottob Khan” and “Music Khan”.
2. Cleaning and Recycling Projects
We invest in mobilizing community members to engage in clean-ups & recycling initiatives.
3. Maadi Fun Festivals and Events
WMCF collaborates with community members, clubs, youth centers and schools in organizing community events and street festivals to discover talents, bridge gaps and build networks between people, social and business entrepreneurs, artists..etc.
4. Planting for beautification & Combating Pollution
Waqfeyat al Maadi CF invests in Roof Plantations and agriculture projects to combat Visual Illiteracy through engaging children in action. Children of shantytowns beautify the equipment on their roofs to accommodate vegetables and fresher air. Roof planting is one of the innovative projects that combine between beautification of roofs, combatting pollution and providing food and income for the family especially in marginalized areas. Also, it brings the family together in participating in one activity where the parents do the planting and the children paint the plant area.