Apache Corporation is a long-term partner with Egypt and Egyptians. We have been here for more than 20 years and we are the largest oil producer and US investor in Egypt. We work to build lasting relationships with the communities where we operate and are committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our team and our communities.
In the early days of the pandemic, Apache partnered with the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population and local and international NGOs to address shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and critical medical supplies. Our team coordinated the procurement, purchase and quality testing of more than 164,000 surgical masks, 328,000 pairs of latex gloves, and 1,000 face shields that were distributed to frontline medical workers and hospitals focused on the COVID-19 response.
Apache also collaborated with AmCham Egypt and UNICEF to support the private sector alliance that provided medical supplies and ventilators to 300 hospitals, 1,000 primary healthcare units, and 50 quarantine hospitals across the country.
We helped in raising teachers’ and students’ awareness of COVID-19 at the Springboard Girls Schools that we support in rural Egypt by providing educational materials on symptoms, and preventive measures and sharing the Ministry of Health’s hotline. The awareness campaign was extended and reached Beni Suef, where we partnered with Life Vision for Development, an Egypt-based NGO, on a health awareness session for community members, including developing posters illustrating protective measures.
Springboard: Educating the Future
For 16 years, Apache has supported Springboard Girls Schools to empower and provide thousands of young girls in underprivileged rural areas across Egypt with education opportunities. Since its launch, Apache has built 201 one-room schools and helped approximately 15,000 girls learn to read and write. In 2018, we partnered with the American University in Cairo (AUC) to develop and conduct 90-hour training programs for 402 teachers and 201 supervisors who work at the schools. The educators are being trained over three phases until the end of 2021 and will receive a professional certificate from AUC.
Supporting Vulnerable Children
Since 2005, Apache has supported 64 orphanages in 13 governorates as part of our employee-led initiative, the Apache Orphans Committee. The committee seeks to help to prepare disadvantaged youth for the future through skills-based training such as Arabesque carpentry workshops. In 2019, we hosted approximately 1,000 children at KidZania where they enjoyed real-life work experiences and encouraged them to pursue their dreams.
Sustainable Community Development
During 2019 and 2020 in the Nena village in Beni Suef, we provided health awareness sessions to women and sent seven medical caravans to respond to health issues. We addressed basic needs by supporting the installation of potable water connections for 80 homes and seven biogas units. In Matrouh City, we built nine community schools that serve more than 350 students annually and supported the renovation of two public schools in Beni Suef.