SDG 1: No Poverty
Goal 1 calls for an end to poverty in all its manifestations by 2030. It also aims to ensure social protection for the poor and vulnerable, increase access to basic services, and support people harmed by economic, social, and environmental shocks and disasters. Education is crucial to breaking the cycle of inter-generational poverty
Full Scholarships for Distinguished Students
In line with this goal, Zewail City of Science and Technology in collaboration with several NGOs and partners from the private sector managed to secure a large number of full scholarships for distinguished students joining Zewail City’s University of Science and Technology. Academic year 2019-2020 witnessed 218 scholarships for undergraduate and 26 full scholarships for graduate students.
Financial support for students
As part of our commitment towards our community, Zewail City offers various options of financial support to students faced with financial difficulties that may be affecting their studies. In addition to tuition fees waiver, the City also offers free transportation and medical services to all students. In the Academic year, 2019 – 2020 Zewail City secured financial support to 625 students.
Affordable Housing for Students
We realize that accommodation may be a financial burden to many of our students from neighboring cities. Addressing this issue, Zewail City has provided student housing with 300 beds at very considerable fees, and set to add another 186 beds by the end of 2020.
Continuous Development Programs
As part of our commitment towards the continuous development of our students, throughout the academic year we continue to host free training courses in many disciplines to accommodate the different interests of our students; including computer science, biomedical, environmental engineering, entrepreneurship, and interpersonal skills. These training programs and courses offer our students the opportunity to enhance their professional skills and develop their knowledge.
“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity, and a decent life..”
Zewail City has a strong commitment towards reducing educational and development barriers in our community. To this end, the City collaborates with several governmental organizations offering professional training concentrating on priority areas of community welfare and development.
One of the great achievements are Water & Wastewater Decision Support System (WDSS) & (WWDSS) programs that qualified more than 100 master plan unit (MPU) engineers in water and wastewater affiliated companies in Egypt to cope with these challenges and they become key players in the planning sector.