EFG Hermes Foundation for Social Development has signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, to transition 102 schools across Luxor and Aswan to clean solar energy by providing, installing, and operating solar panels. The project is to generate 700 kWh contributing to an annual reduction of 250 tons of CO2 emissions.
The partnership comes as part of Egypt’s national strategy to reduce emissions and increase reliance on renewable energy as part of its National Climate Strategy 2050 and the national initiative Haya Karima.
“We’re very happy to be contributing towards sustainable education through renewables in Luxor and Aswan. By providing schools with clean energy, students are guaranteed no interruptions to their school activities, and by reducing carbon emissions, they can learn in a healthy and safe environment. It’s also an opportunity to create awareness in the classroom on the impact and value of transitioning to clean energy and create a conversation around climate change,” Hanaa Helmy, CEO of the EFG Hermes Foundation and Head of CSR at EFG Hermes Holding said.
The EFG Hermes Foundation for Social Development is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that supports sustainable, high-impact development initiatives to assist local underprivileged communities.
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