Egypt is a place that is beautiful with its culture and people; those we call Ahl Masr, the People of Egypt. This is why we should try to help those in need, to help Ahl Masr fulfill their vision of having a Humanity Burn-Free environment. The problem and agony of burn injuries is not solely related to Egypt, but rather a global problem; according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, the average number of burn victims goes up to 100,000 every year.
Egyptian humanitarian, philanthropist and public figure Heba El Seweedy is the founder of Ahl Masr Foundation; an NGO established in 2013 specializing in caring for burn victims -the first of its kind in Egypt and the Middle East. To raise funds for implementing the building of the Ahl Masr Non-Profit Burn Hospital, the NGO hosted on June 9 its 2nd Ramadan Suhoor Night with a majestic view of the Pyramids in the background.
The event took place at the Mena House Hotel, amidst a large group of audience members and generous benefactors, including Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali, Actress Dalia El Beheiry, Actress Hana Shiha, Actor Tamer Hagrass and several other public figures and media presenters. The welcoming speech was given by El Seweedy and Wali, who both emphasized how this is “a big project and a big dream” and how proud they were of what this entity has achieved in just a mere four years of trying to bring the hospital to life.
Famous composer, pianist and conductor Omar Khairat was the main act of the event, leaving the audience swaying, clapping and singing to his original songs; with his true fans enjoying every minute, every stroke on the piano and every jingle of each song. However, the chants grew even louder and happier as the notes of “Feeha Haga Helwa” played along with the fiery fireworks touching the skies and bringing all the emotions to an all-new high. A high that helps one in depicting the streets of Cairo, the atmosphere of Ramadan and the feeling of unity, and, most importantly, family. Ending the night was the Arab Idol star Mohamed Rashad who sang some famous Egyptian songs. All the event’s artists, organizers and promoters donated their fees to the hospital.
You can donate to Ahl Masr in a variety of ways - find out how here. Remember those who need help, remember those in need, try to give back and Ramadan Kareem!