People in SEKEM: Sobhy Al-Saadany
People in SEKEM: Sobhy Al-Saadany

Along his career, he passed through ups and downs, hopes and challenges, but there was always something enlightening his way – the belief in his potential. Sobhy Al-Saadany started to work as a cheese producer in SEKEM, 26 years ago, and is now the secretary…

SEKEM is an Encouraging Example: Interview with Hannes Jaenicke
SEKEM is an Encouraging Example: Interview with Hannes Jaenicke

The German actor and environmental activist Hannes Jaenicke recently visited SEKEM. In an interview with SEKEM News he tells about his new project with the initiative, about the benefits of being publicly known and reveals what he likes about SEKEM. SEKEM News: We are happy…

After Hassan Fathy and Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish Egyptian Mozn Hassan receives Alternative Nobel Prize
After Hassan Fathy and Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish Egyptian Mozn Hassan receives Alternative Nobel Prize

The Egyptian feminist Mozn Hassan and her organization “Nazra for Feminist Studies” receive the 2016 Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”. After the Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy and SEKEM Founder Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish, Mozn Hassan is the third Egyptian honoured by…

The Caravan is Moving On
The Caravan is Moving On

In August another “Music Caravan” moved on the grounds of SEKEM Farm. The quartet, consisting of Amira Reda, Konstanze Abouleish, Rafik Costandi and Marko Skorin performed five concerts in the different enterprises and institutions of SEKEM. The employees of ISIS Organic, the Medical Center, Lotus,…

SEKEMs Contracted Farmers Getting Scientific Insights
SEKEMs Contracted Farmers Getting Scientific Insights

In August 2016, almost 100 of SEKEMs contracted farmers came from all over Egypt to attend a conference on sustainable agriculture organized by the Egyptian Bio-Dynamic Assosciation (EBDA). Within the framework of integrating the contracted farmers more into SEKEMs holistic approach, this meeting is considered…

Chances for a New Beginning for All Community Members
Chances for a New Beginning for All Community Members

After the Farmer-to-Farmer-Program, SEKEM is fostering for the second time a developmental USAID-funded project: “Forsa”, which means “opportunity” in Arabic. In the first project phase, 30 male refugees, who fled away from wars and livelihood crisis in different African countries, were invited to stay on…

Visitors from Upper Egypt in SEKEM
Visitors from Upper Egypt in SEKEM

In summer 2016, two groups of about 40 students from the Upper Egyptian town El Minia visited the SEKEM Farm. The stay is part of their studies as leaders in social work with youth. During the four-day visit they got insights to the different SEKEM…

A Motivating Farewell for the First Graduates of Heliopolis University
A Motivating Farewell for the First Graduates of Heliopolis University

With a competitive and motivating spirit, the first students of Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development (HU) were bidding farewell to their university life, by presenting their graduation projects. The Business Department students had spent their final semester analyzing the market for products of SEKEMs company…

SEKEMs Board of Directors: This is Christophe Floride
SEKEMs Board of Directors: This is Christophe Floride

There is a picture on the wall of Christophe Floride’s office showing two women packaging teabags at a rather primitive machine. There are old pictures in many buildings on the SEKEM Farm to keep the connection to the history – but only a few employees…

Also Teachers Have to Learn: An Interview with Gamal El-Sayed
Also Teachers Have to Learn: An Interview with Gamal El-Sayed

Almost 29 years ago, SEKEM School was rising to be the starting point for a new generation to build a sustainable society. But how did the beginnings of SEKEM School look like? How does it differ to other public schools in Egypt? And how does…

People in SEKEM: Esraa Hegab
People in SEKEM: Esraa Hegab

Esraa knows what she expects from life and which goals she is chasing. This wasn´t always the case, shown by a look into her story. The 25-year-old is an art teacher at the SEKEM School. For students from grade two until nine, she gives courses…

SEKEM is Committed to all Sustainability Goals of the United Nations
SEKEM is Committed to all Sustainability Goals of the United Nations

At the beginning of this year the United Nations published the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), whereby the sustainable development on the levels of economic, societal and ecologic should be ensured until 2030. The SEKEM Initiative realized the importance of sustainable development already 39 years ago and is…

First Summer Choir in SEKEM
First Summer Choir in SEKEM

In August 2016, the SEKEM Initiative organized for the first time a combined summer choir project for adults and children from the SEKEM School, Heliopolis University and SEKEM companies. Various music projects exist in SEKEM since a long time, such as the SEKEM employee choir,…

A Dangerous Game with the Environment
A Dangerous Game with the Environment

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are even 20 years after the commercial launch a controversial issue. The plants’ seeds are modified by genetic engineering in order to promote their beneficial properties, to eliminate negative features or integrate attributes from other plants. Thus, the harvest becomes more…