Who We Are

El Sadat Association for Social Development & Welfare is an Egyptian NGO established in 2004 and registered at the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity under the number 1081. The Association’s aim is to empower and upgrade the underprivileged and marginalized citizens in Egypt with a main focus on women, youth and children. ESA works towards into implementing poverty alleviation projects that have immediate outcomes and introducing sustainable development projects, such as civic or economic programs, whose outcomes are typically long-term.

Since its establishment in 2004, El Sadat Association promotes for democracy across multiple sectors and in wide geographical areas. ESA firmly believes that good democracy only achieved when a participatory approach is adopted to ensure engagement of citizens, government and CSOs together thus, transparency, accountability and access to information are guaranteed.  

Towards that goal, civic engagement is a key theme that ESA focuses on along with rule of law and parliament support. ESA believes that supporting democracy through civic engagement, community development, and rule of law, active citizenship & capacity development of CSOs, youth; and other stakeholders will ultimately contribute to improving the democratic process and hence political environment. ESA's efforts are to empower citizens and different stakeholders to be responsibly active within their communities. In addition, access to justice is emphasized in ESA's projects through collaborating with different stakeholders to promote rule of law and access to information along with economic empowerment of youth and women in a broader scale. 



Founder Profile

Anwar Esmat El Sadat is the founder and chairman of El Sadat Association for Social Development & Welfare, a registered non-governmental organization in Egypt. 

As Chairman, Mr. El Sadat ensures the Association maintains its mission of assisting the poorest of the poor in Egypt through civic and social development projects.
As the nephew of the late President Anwar El Sadat, Mr. El Sadat continues his family’s legacy of charitable work and commitment to the betterment of Egypt, particularly the Nile Delta, which is the birthplace of the late President.

Mr. El Sadat has long believed in the importance of community and social development through poverty alleviation, the promotion of human rights, and education. Through these beliefs he founded El Sadat Association in 2004, which currently implements a variety of initiatives targeted to women, youth, and unemployed .

Mr. El Sadat also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the General Federation of NGOs/Foundations in Egypt. An active member of Egyptian political life, Mr. El Sadat has served in Parliament and is also a member of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs.

Contact information:

Address: 28 Samir Mokhtar St. Ard El Golf – Heliopolis, Cairo - Egypt

Tel: (02) 24145172 - 01017004145

Fax: (02) 24185069

Email: info@el-sadat.org