Arafa Charity Hospital

Arafa Holding is the main sponsor of the Arafa Charity Hospital in the village of Shibeen El-Kom, in the Egyptian governorate of Menoufiya. The hospital carries two fully-equipped operating theatres, a three-bed intensive care unit, and three incubators for neonates. The hospital now serves about 1500 patients from the heart of the Egyptian Nile Delta each month, providing high quality services at low cost .

Yahiya Arafa Children’s Charity Foundation

Arafa Holding is the major sponsor of the Yahiya Arafa Children’s Charity Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of pediatric health care for children with critical conditions requiring specialized medical facilities.

Current Projects:

  • Ain Shams University Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit
    In May 2008, the Foundation completed a total renovation of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit at Ain Shams University Hospital in Cairo. This unit conducts free life-saving heart operations for children from low-income families from all over the country. The EGP 3.5 million renovations included re-vamping the facilities and buying brand-new, state-of-the-art intensive care and operating theater equipment, with the aim of tripling the number of operations performed from 200 to 600 per year.
  • Ain Shams University Pediatric Surgery Unit
    The Foundation is currently in the process of renovating another children’s surgery unit also at Ain Shams University Hospital. The EGP 7 million project aims to renovate the General Pediatric Surgery Unit at the hospital, which specializes in performing a number of complicated operations that correct serious congenital problems, giving hundreds of children a new lease on life every year.

Worker Housing Facilities

The first phase of construction of worker housing facilities within walking distance from the factory site is currently underway. When complete the housing will accommodate approximately 2000 people who would otherwise have long commutes to and from work. In addition, the group has acquired a 150-acre site in close proximity to the factories that will provide accommodation for the majority of our workforce. The project will be completed gradually over the next ten years.