FILE - Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali
CAIRO - 11 November 2018: The value of foreign grants to NGOs in Egypt recorded more than LE376 million ($21 million) in October, Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali announced saying they were approved by Egyptian authorities in accordance with law and that spending will be observed.
Wali explained that 55 foreign entities provided 151 grants to 112 NGOs in Egypt working in the fields of development, charity, and micro-finance.
The grants were directed to programs targeting childcare; elimination of homeless children phenomenon and violence against children; healthcare; rural development; poverty and unemployment reduction; environment preservation; recycling; and, ending violence against women.
Furthermore, some funds were channeled into providing care for the disabled, education, and building schools.