ExxonMobil Egypt builds on a rich history that started more than 110 years ago when the Vacuum Oil Company (Mobil’s predecessor) was registered in Egypt. Throughout many years, ExxonMobil Egypt has been committed to making a continuous contribution towards the Egyptian community. A number of major initiatives have been financed in various fields such as the construction of a center for ADVANCE (the first institution in Egypt for autism); the renovation of El-Demerdash Hospital Surgical Unit and the renovation of Maadi Secondary Boys School in collaboration with New Maadi Rotary Club. ExxonMobil Egypt has also supported women initiatives such as the Mentoring Walk in Al-Azhar Park. Recently, ExxonMobil Egypt shifted its community investment programs to focus on education and development initiatives, serving diverse segments and categories in the Egyptian community. The following is a list of on-going initiatives:
ISHRAQ is a program providing out-of-school adolescent girls and their mothers in rural Upper Egypt with training for literacy, life skills, sports and entrepreneurial training.
INJAZ aims to increase student’s entrepreneurial skills in business and community projects through volunteers.
AUC Teachers’ professional education diploma aims to enhance the performance of teachers and administrators from experimental public schools, sponsored by ExxonMobil Egypt and the AUC.
Enactus (formerly SIFE) promotes teaching and advancement of free enterprise and entrepreneurship throughout the world. Enactus Egypt network includes 40 public and private Egyptian universities with 2,700 actively involved students since 2004.
ExxonMobil Egypt collaborates with Misr El-Kheir Foundation in the STEM Education initiative:
MECA is a student activity at Ain Shams University, aiming to help Mechanical, Electrical and Civil architecture students bridge the gap between theory and practice
Family Development Initiative is an integrated development plan for participating family members in Alexandria consisting of 3 programs:
TILO, a USAID project "Technology for Improved Learning Outcomes“ aiming to raise the efficiency of the education system in Egypt that started in 2007 in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Education:
NU100 Competition is an opportunity for Egyptian youth to receive an Entrepreneurial Training and seed funding for winners to start-up businesses
Misr El-Kheir Foundation’s education initiatives aim to combat the large percentage of school dropouts in Upper Egypt: