SATUC Executive Board
Sheikha Al Thani
SATUC Chairperson & Goodwill Ambassador to the U.N
Islam Salem Ibrahim
Director and member of the Board Of Trustees
Meshkah El Sayed
Foreword by the President of the Board of Trustees
It is our pleasure, the Board of Trustees of SATUC, to address you while we are in the process of realizing concrete achievements on solid ground. SATUC is now being welcome and receiving direct support from numerous international organizations. The idea was born and crystallized in the practice of supporting children in need, from the moral and financial points of view, as a humanitarian activity. However, our slogan has been: “Do not give me a fish, teach me how to catch one.” Hence the idea was developed into concrete strategic objectives, with working teams striving day and night to achieve the set goals. SATUC chose to launch its activity from the Arab Republic of Egypt, but would not stop at that. It had to expand its activity to the international level and to reach out for a better grip in the real world. Through its working team spread all over the World, SATUC gathered several ideas consistent with different cultures and was able to amalgamate them in the same pot, giving us the following results:
Focusing on visiting hospitals and needy children in their homes, and supporting hospitals providing care for children and especially the needy among them.
Shedding the light in many countries on marginalized categories, and especially in the field of education. Working teams induced children to get and stay enrolled in the educational process and gave them the necessary support. Thus, through education, we can contribute to the eradication of poverty and deprivation.
Through our cooperation with governments and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), we were able to get a better insight into the real problems facing societies, namely: marginalization, lack of working opportunities, and expanding poverty circles. All these problems require immediate treatment through programs including ready solutions.
Football was seen as a means of getting together underprivileged but talented children who needed expert training to improve their skills. SATUC has exerted every effort to realize this idea with the help of famous football players in the Arab Republic of Egypt acting as SATUC ambassadors, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Solidarity, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, through organizing SATUC football tournament for orphans, held once a year in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
SATUC World Cup for orphans received great appreciation as many countries decided to participate in that event, due to the important role carried out by SATUC and the special interest and care it provides to underprivileged children around the World.
Furthermore, many football experts and international players, as well as SATUC supporters, contend that SATUC should win the golden ball trophy for its pioneer idea in the field of football for the marginalized categories that deserve the biggest support and utmost care. SATUC has presented an unprecedented vision in our contemporary world.
As part of its short-term strategy, SATUC is vigorously striving to inaugurate the first education city in Egypt for orphans and underprivileged children, including the elementary, preparatory and secondary stages of school education. Hence the enrolled children will become qualified for university education, given that they will enjoy the full boarding and comprehensive care offered by SATUC.
Within the framework of long-term planning, and based on the operation of the Cairo Sports Academy for orphans and underprivileged children, SATUC will establish branches of that SATUC Education city in other parts of the World, in order to eradicate marginalization, and contribute to solving the problem occupying the global public opinion, i.e. the issue of children of the streets.
SATUC cooperates with numerous research centers around the World in order to extensively study the issues of concern and the social problems threatening the different countries and find adequate solutions for them. Governments are then informed of these problems and their suggested solutions; while SATUC and its widespread working teams develop mechanisms for overcoming these problems and applying their solutions in practice inside the concerned countries. Hence, SATUC programs and activities essentially aim at increasing human investment, economic welfare and social justice. As the rate of economic growth increases and individual incomes rise, many social problems will disappear and the quality of life can be substantially improved.