Professor Dr. Abdelaziz Konsowa, President of Alexandria University, honoured Hayah Karima (Decent Life) Foundation volunteers from university students and the Alexandria community for their positive efforts during the year 2023, in the conference hall of the Faculty of Nursing in Smouha, in the presence of Dr. Ali Abdelmohsen, Acting Vice President of the University for Education and Student Affairs, and Brigadier-General Tamer Abdellatif, the Executive Director of Hayah Karima Foundation in Alexandria, as well as Dr. Ahmed Gamal, Dr. Doaa El-Nemr, and Engineer Hisham El-Naggar, coordinators of the Hayah Karima Foundation.
In his speech, Dr. Konsowa welcomed the attendees at Alexandria University, stressing his keenness to participate in this celebration to support the value of volunteering and highlight its importance for building the state and protecting its stability. He saluted and appreciated the volunteers of Hayah Karima Foundation from Alexandria University and the Alexandria community for their role in serving society. Dr. Konsowa also highlighted the Egyptian state’s awareness of its responsibility to support marginalized groups, and the launch of several health and community initiatives by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi all over the country, including the Hayah Karima “Decent Life” initiative, that aims at developing Egypt in an unprecedented way at the regional level, establishing advanced infrastructure, providing integrated community services, and bringing Egypt to the position it deserves. He also stressed the important role of youth in overcoming the obstacles and difficulties facing society through science, hard work, and spreading positive energy among the different groups of society.
Dr. Ahmed Gamal, coordinator of the Hayah Karima Foundation, thanked Alexandria University for supporting the Hayah Karima initiative in performing its role to serve community through the concept of sustainable development, stressing the initiative’s keenness to unite the ranks of civil society as part of the National Alliance for Civil Action, pointing to the importance of investing in people through training and qualification for the requirements of the labour market, which is implemented by the initiative through the Value Training Program at the National Training Academy in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Education.
The ceremony witnessed the honouring of 172 students from Alexandria University and 452 volunteers from Alexandria Governorate for their active role and positive participation in the Decent Life Initiative, in addition to the screening of documentary films about the “Decent Life” initiative and the Value Training Program at the National Training Academy.