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Inauguration of the Egyptian Human Fraternity Foundation and Bambino Gesù in Cairo



Cairo, Egypt October 4, 2022

The inauguration of the Human Fraternity Foundation was announced today in Cairo, The Human Fraternity foundation is concerned with charitable and voluntary work, and it is currently working to establish several charitable projects, including the Oasis of Pietà Orphanage, the Bambino Gesù Hospital in the Administrative Capital, and the Human Fraternity School for People of Determination

The Human Fraternity Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization whose mission is to support and strengthen human fraternity and to spread the values and principles of the Human Fraternity Document by helping the needy, the poor, and the sick, spreading a culture of brotherhood and coexistence, working in the field of childhood and motherhood, and caring for orphans, the elderly, and the disabled, free of discrimination, exclusion, or preference based on race, color, or gender.

During the ceremony, hosted by the Italian Embassy, Monsignor Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, former personal secretary of His Holiness Pope Francis, and head of the Foundation, announced the official inauguration of the foundation, stating that the projects that the Foundation is establishing, namely the Bambino Gesù Hospital, the Orphanage and the Human Fraternity School for People of Determination, will constitute an important addition to the charitable work scene in Egypt, and a tributary to institutions working in the field of advancing human welfare. He added that the real renaissance Egypt is witnessing today gives rise to hope and requires an advanced and sophisticated level of humanitarian services according to the vision of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who works to establish the values of fraternity, citizenship, equality, and extend a hand of empowerment to the weak groups and people of determination.

The Italian Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Michele Quaroni, whose embassy hosted the launch ceremony, said that the State of Italy is hosting this event in appreciation of the charitable activities of the Human Fraternity Foundation and as an expression of the friendship that unites the two countries. His Excellency assured the importance of the Bambino Gesù Hospital as an addition and a qualitative leap in the treatment of children and women, as this hospital represents a reference on the European and international levels in the field of genetic and rare diseases.

His Excellency Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, expressed his happiness to participate in this event and sign the foundation stone of the new hospital. He also thanked the Italian ambassador for hosting this event and those in charge of the Human Fraternity Foundation for their mission for rapprochement between peoples and the dissemination of the culture of human fraternity among all human beings.

The Minister of Solidarity, Dr. Nevin Al-Kabbaj, who participated in the event as a representative of the Prime Minister and the Egyptian government, expressed her happiness with what the Human Fraternity Foundation is doing to support charitable and social work and spread the spirit of tolerance and dialogue among all groups of Egyptian society.

In the speech of the Minister of Health, Prof. Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar - pronounced by Dr. Mohamed El-Tayeb - the Arab Republic of Egypt, the government and the people, accept with great importance the project of Bambino Gesù Hospital, with all appreciation and gratitude from His Holiness, Pope Francis and the dear Italian Republic. Let us salute together the bonds of friendship and cooperation between our two countries and peoples, and continue together the process of developing and expanding its scope to include more broad horizons, wishing that our efforts will be crowned with all success.

The President of the Foundation, Monsignor Yoannis Gaid highlighted that the three major projects that the Foundation is implementing in Egypt to provide goodness to the land of goodness and its benevolent children. They are projects based on the belief that the darkness of the world cannot hide the light of a small candle, and that our humanity needs tangible actions and people who roll up their sleeves to quench thirst, treat the sick, take care of the elderly, console the grieving, and take the hand of people of determination.

The foundation stone of the new hospital was signed by Minister Dr. Nevin Al-Qabbaj, Minister Eng. Tariq Al-Mulla, Sheikh Osama Al-Azhari, Advisor to the President of the Republic, Italian Ambassador Michel Coroni, Minister Yahya Rashid, Minister Manal Awad, His Beatitude Patriarch Anba Ibrahim Ishaq, His Eminence Bishop Clementos on behalf of His Holiness Pope Tawadros, Minister Eng. Khaled Abbas, and Dr. Ismail Abdel Al-Ghafar, Ambassador Abdel Salam Al-Madani, and Dr. Muhammad Al-Tayeb on behalf of the Minister of Health, Prof. Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Professor Matthew De Nardi on behalf of the Italian Bambino Gesù association, and Monsignor Yoannis Gaid.

Eng. George Saeed Khreish, Chairman of ConsultanHSS, submitted the engineering drawings for the Bambino Gesù Hospital project. ConsultanHSS is one of the most important engineering companies in the world. The designs of the new hospital were impressive and reflect the importance of the project.

A large number of representatives of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Interior, representatives of local and international bodies, representatives from the dear United Arab Emirates, and a large number of public figures and media professionals participated in the celebration.

The ceremony was presented by the beautiful artist, Bushra, with sweet and selective words, and concluded with the wonderful and significant performance of the international soprano, artist Amira Selim and musician Nicholas, and the chant of Isis that everyone loves, which was the best conclusion to a night in which everyone gathered around the foundation's slogan: "We reach all with humanity."


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