KSIU Signs a Cooperation Protocol with MISR EL KHEIR Foundation
On Monday, the 9th of August, Misr El Kheir Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King Salman International University (KSIU) to implement a range of activities providing scholarships, students’ participation in community development services and events on a large scale.
The signing was witnessed by Prof. Ashraf Saad Hussein, President of King Salman International University, Mr. Muhammad Abdul Rahman, Deputy Managing Director of Misr El-Khair Foundation, and Dr. Saber Hassan, Head of the Education Sector, who signed the protocol on behalf of Misr El-Kheir Foundation.
According to Prof. Ashraf Saad Hussein, President of KSIU, the MoU is a step on the road to cooperation with the Misr El Kheir Foundation to maximize the desired benefit for university students through student grants as well as community service and environmental development through training, rehabilitation, and advisory opportunities.
For his part, Mr. Mohamed Abdel Rahman, Managing Director of Misr El Kheir Foundation, stated that the MOU signed with KSIU aims to set the general framework and broad lines of cooperation between the two parties in implementing many volunteer activities for students and participating in community events.
He pointed out that the MOU included the fields of scholarships, financial aids, and educational loans. As well as cooperation in the fields of scientific and academic publishing of topics of common interest.
The MoU also stipulates that the Misr Al-Khair Foundation will provide the opportunity for KSIU students to participate in the volunteering and community service work implemented by the foundation throughout the year. Students will be awarded a certificate stating the number of volunteering hours to benefit from when applying for scholarships or internships.
This cooperation also enhances the implementation of new voluntary initiatives to encourage students to volunteer in line with the activities of the “Misr El Khair” Foundation’s programs, as well as cooperation in training youth for employment, especially in the fields of Desert Agriculture, Technological Industries, Tourism & Hospitality, and Art & Design.
KSIU will offer up to 20% scholarship of the fees for courses approved by the University’s Board of Trustees, provided that the number of students in the program is not less than 20 students, and these programs are Desert Agriculture, Technological Industries, Tourism and Hospitality, Arts and Design, Administrative Sciences, Veterinary medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy, with the addition of any other new fields.
On his side, Dr Saber Hassan, Head of the Education Sector at Misr El Kheir Foundation, stated that the cooperation is the widest among the activities of the Misr El Khair protocols with various Egyptian universities.
This cooperation is important given the significance of KSIU especially since the university is located in three major cities El-Tur, Ras Sidr, and Sharm El-Sheikh. In addition to the fact that Sinai is one of the governorates receiving special attention through special programs for the development of its residents and providing the necessary educational, health, and social services.
Hassan added that this memorandum reflects the continuous cooperation between the Foundation and Egyptian universities to implement an ambitious program to serve the community in all fields, whether related to the educational process, scientific research, innovation or health, which is to maximize local capabilities in serving the community in its various categories.
He also pointed out that the cooperation between the two sides allows the provision of scholarships to outstanding and talented students of Egyptian high school graduates, to encourage them to achieve more excellence and to prepare a generation of young people capable of collective service, and also represents support for the students’ families to help them bear the expenses of the educational process.