Universities, institutes donate funds to Gaza reconstruction

Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar has handed over a EGP57 million (US$3.6 million) grant from Egyptian universities and private institutions as a contribution in the presidential initiative for the reconstruction of Gaza, writes Bassant Mohammed for Daily News Egypt.

Tamer Abdel-Fattah, CEO of Tahya Misr Fund, received the minister for a meeting on Monday, during which Abdel Ghaffar handed over the funds. The minister hailed the presidential initiative to help Gaza, stressing the immediate response of Egypt’s universities and private institutes to the initiative, in order to support the Palestinian people.

Between 10 and 21 May, Gaza suffered massive damage to its buildings and infrastructure from Israeli aerial bombardments which took place over the 11 days.
Full report on the Daily News Egypt site