TV slot on BP's 50 year history in Egypt
BP is committed to a wide-ranging social investment programme focused on education, training, and skills development. BP Egypt supports several educational initiatives, including funding scholarships for top Egyptian graduates to pursue post-graduate studies at the prestigious Cambridge University in the UK, in addition to scholarships through the Chevening scheme.
BP Egypt also partners with local prominent non-governmental organizations to provide training and skills development. To date, BP supported the funding of scholarships for 100 Egyptian graduates of impressive talents. We have also promoted corporate volunteerism through the Injaz volunteering programme, where every academic year, a number of staff volunteer their time in teaching Public school students some skills, including work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills.
As part of the WND project, BP has been running a social investment programme directed to various sustainable development projects in coordination with the local communities and utilizing local service providers. The scale of investment and activities of the WND project has significantly contributed to the growth of petroleum-related industries as well as maximize Egyptian employment.
We are also proud to note that this programme is the biggest-ever implemented by the Beheira Governorate in Egypt. Our project there is dedicated to creating jobs, micro-financing, education, and health. Until now, BP has awarded 100 + interest free loans in this project and will generate up to 6700 direct and indirect job opportunities during its construction phase and has so far provided support to two local hospitals.
For over 55 years BP has been an energy partner to Egypt, and today our partnership extends to the Egyptian Paralympics Committee. BP Egypt is a partner of the Paralympic movement since 2008 and is the first oil and gas company to become an official partner of the Egyptian National Olympic and Paralympic Committees since the establishment of the Egyptian Olympic Committee in 1910. Currently we are the top-level partner and official oil and gas and energy partner with the Egyptian National Paralympic Committee (ENPC) in its road to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games – Agreement signed in July 2017.
BP Egypt is supporting three Paralympian brand ambassadors on their road to the Tokyo 2020 Games: Ahmed Abdel Fattah (sitting volleyball); Ayatallah Ayman Abbas (swimming); and Mostafa Fathalla (athletics).
We are committed to following policies on ethical conduct; employee relations; health, safety, security, and environment control; and finance. We strive continuously to achieve our aspiration of no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment.
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