Enap Sipetrol Egypt held their first ever Orphans Day at the Awlady (My Children) Orphanage in Degla, Maadi on April 9th.

The Awlady Orphanage, founded in 1953, provides a home for over 300 girls and boys (newborn-adult) in a family atmosphere that allows for their physical, mental and emotional growth and development. The orphanage relies on donations and public contributions to provide the orphans with an education and vocational training.

The day was full of fun, joy and excitement for the children of the orphanage. Sipetrol provided face painting, a popcorn and cotton candy stand, three jumping houses, and a musical dancing and singing show for the kids. In the afternoon there was a catered lunch and a speech by Miguel Vargas, GM of Sipetrol. After the speech Mr. Vargas spent time passing out new shoes to the children. Sipetrol also provided bags full of treats and fun little toys to each child.

Mr. Vargas remarked at the event that “I am impressed of all what you have managed to achieve here in this organization. I find it very important that we as Sipetrol and Sipetrol family should unite as one with you and the community to take these great offspring to safety, help them find a safe shelter, food, medical care, love and to complete their education and lead them to safety to become useful members of the community who will help build this country and take to the next level.”

While this is the first Orphans Day Sipetrol has sponsored, they have been working with the Awlady Orhanage for over a year. Some of the other ways they help is donating towards fertilizer to help the Orphanage cultivate fresh food on their land.

Sipetrol will continue to donate to the orphanage and hopes to make Orphans Day an annual reoccurrence. 

If you would like to donate to Awlady Orphanage please contact them at
awladyorphanage@gmail.com or call 25212659 or 25212700.

By: Tatianna Duran