Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Africa and Habitat
for Humanity Egypt have joined forces again to build three more
houses, in Al Kom Al Akhdar village in Al Minya governorate in
Al Minya governorate is located approximately 245 km
(152 miles) south of Cairo on the western bank of the Nile and has
a total population of 221,547.
On 9 July 2010,
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Africa invited representatives from the
Egyptian press and media to participate in house-building
activities in Al Kom Al Akhdar village along with its employees
from El Gouna, Taba, Pyramids, Media City, El Sokhna and the
Africa Area Office, in addition to a representative from Egypt
The team worked in three different houses on various activities including plastering walls, sifting
sand, mixing and carrying cement and painting. After finishing,
the team toured the village where they saw other houses which were
built within the agreement between the two organizations,
including the environmental low cost house.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts and Habitat for Humanity
support and provide simple housing solutions for local communities
in need. Both represent great corporate citizenship by serving to
establish and build homes. This in return raises awareness of the
vital need for economical and healthy shelters that will improve
the lives of hundreds of families across Egypt.
Multiple ways of giving to the community are combined through this
partnership. Guests of the Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in Egypt
have the opportunity to contribute $1 or more at check out, which
will directly impact on local Egyptian families’ living conditions
through the Habitat for Humanity programme.
In addition to
financial contributions, the partnership offers possibilities for
hotel guests to volunteer and build houses in a safe environment
with families in need.
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