“Without Intact Nature, There Is No Intact Society”
“Without Intact Nature, There Is No Intact Society”

Dr. Michael Succow has worked for the protection of nature around the world for decades. In 1997, he was awarded with the Alternative Nobel Prize for his work. With SEKEM News, Dr. Michael Succow spoke about the SEKEM model, his love for nature and the…

People in SEKEM: Hesham El Nagar
People in SEKEM: Hesham El Nagar

In the early morning hours, the SEKEM Hotel, probably the most aesthetic building on the SEKEM Farm, still hides behind thick fog. Slowly, not before the sun shines on its high yellow- and red-coloured windows, it reveals its entire simple beauty. From the round entrance…

Logo for SEKEMs Entrepreneurship Center for Social Impact
Logo for SEKEMs Entrepreneurship Center for Social Impact

A few days before launching SEKEMs new Entrepreneurship Center for Social Impact (ECSI), Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development (HU) organized a logo-design competition between its students. At the launching event, visited by more than 100 students, professors and entrepreneurs, the winner was announced. “Entrepreneurship is…

Fun and Bee Stings: New Playground at the SEKEM Farm
Fun and Bee Stings: New Playground at the SEKEM Farm

In the middle of the nature at the SEKEM Farm, SEKEM children can now enjoy playing and practice climbing. Two swings, a balancing beam, a two-storey tree house and several climbing frames had recently been constructed in a SEKEM grove. “The idea existed already for a…

Circus in SEKEM
Circus in SEKEM

In October an impressive circus performance took place at the SEKEM Farm. In the roman theater, Rosalie Schneiter and Aurelia Eidenberger showed artistic stunts on a slack line and a ladder. Acrobatic gymnastics followed on the ground and balls were juggled through the air. The…

Visit of SEKEM Partner Oikocredit
Visit of SEKEM Partner Oikocredit

“SEKEM truly has a unique way of pulling all its varying parts into one overall body”, says Archie Pearson. The young Englishman is one of nine members of Oikocredit that visited SEKEM in the beginning of November for one week in order to receive insights…

SEKEM Celebrates 39 Years of Sustainable Development
SEKEM Celebrates 39 Years of Sustainable Development

“Despite ecological challenges and economical obstacles, we achieved ongoing development and progress – SEKEM is not only celebrating the past 39 years of success, but we also look to 2017 with confidence.” By these words, Helmy Abouleish, the CEO of SEKEM started the celebration program…

More Social Entrepreneurship for Egypt
More Social Entrepreneurship for Egypt

On Sunday, the 6th of November, SEKEM opens its new Entrepreneurship Centre for Social Impact at the Heliopolis University of Sustainable Development (HU). The Social Entrepreneurship Center aims to be the engine for creating sustainable start-ups, which shall create growing financial profits and social impact…

Promoting Alternative Energies: New Solar Station for SEKEMs Medical Center
Promoting Alternative Energies: New Solar Station for SEKEMs Medical Center

In October 2016, SEKEM and Heliopolis University (HU) held a huge event on SEKEM Farm, where the first solar thermal power plant of its kind in Egypt was constructed. The Egyptian minister of higher education and scientific research, Dr. Ashraf Al-Sheihy, and many other high…

First Place for Lebensbaum
First Place for Lebensbaum

In September the company Lebensbaum was awarded for its Sustainability Report. The Institute for Ecological Economy Research and the association “future – Verantwortung Unternehmen” which analyzed the sustainability reports of smaller and medium-sized companies, chose the German Organic pioneer to the first place and praised…

Bread of the Desert: Dates from Egypt
Bread of the Desert: Dates from Egypt

Late summer in Egypt means time for dates. Throughout the whole country, palm trees are hanging full of red and yellow panicles. At every street corner merchants sell the still hard fruits. In Egypt, people love dates in this state, but also later when they…

People in SEKEM: Zarifa Kamal
People in SEKEM: Zarifa Kamal

With a beautiful smile, just like the meaning of her name implies, Zarifa says: “Smiling can defeat problems and worries. To move forward, you should give your back to sorrows and all negative.” Zarifa Kamal is a Packaging Technician in the packaging department of ATOS…

Spreading Awareness for Gender Equality: UN Women Sponsored an Exchange Visit to SEKEM
Spreading Awareness for Gender Equality: UN Women Sponsored an Exchange Visit to SEKEM

In the framework of achieving gender equality by empowering women, representatives of NGO’s and companies from Upper Egypt were invited by UN Women to visit SEKEM. SEKEMs Gender Strategy that was launched last year was introduced to the 30 participants in order to promote, among…

Sweets from SEKEM for the Advent Season
Sweets from SEKEM for the Advent Season

Slowly the shelves start to be filled with countless Christmas treats. Also SEKEM contributes something that is not only sweet and delicious but also healthy: The SEKEM Advent Calendar is filled with delicate Demeter-date confectionery. SEKEMs long-standing partner Davert has lovingly designed the SEKEM Advent…