About Us

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’s strategy has two phases:

  • First, to implement tangible development and poverty alleviation projects that have immediate outcomes.
  • Second, to introduce sustainable development projects, such as civic or economic programs, whose outcomes are typically long-term.

The headquarters of El Sadat Association are based in Heliopolis, Cairo. In addition the Association maintains a field office based in the Menofia governorate, located in the Nile Delta, which is a governorate that typically receives less aid and support than other areas in Egypt.

The Association’s activities have predominately been based in this governorate, but the Association does not limit its scope of benefactors to this region only.

El Sadat Association has many projects that are far-reaching and involve many sectors, including:

youth development, health, environment, civic participation & engagement, female small business & empowerment, and human rights

The Association works to empower and merge all community members to develop their skills in different fields and to make the best use of human power and financial resources through their participation in project identification, design, and implementation.

Through this, citizens themselves identify their needs and the solution to meet their needs, with the Association facilitating this process.


El Sadat’s mission is to improve the quality of life of marginalized Egyptians and the poorest of the poor, as well as empowering them socially, economically, politically and environmentally.


To enhance development in Egypt through poverty alleviation, the promotion of human rights, and civic participation.


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) 24185545 / 7 / 8

Fax: (02) 24184920

Email: info@el-sadat.org









Partners and Funders

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