Who We Are

Over the course of its 18 years of development work at the national, regional and local level, El Sadat Association has built a foundation of trust with local populations, developed a wide network of partnerships with local government and civil society, and earned a reputation for credibility, responsiveness. More recently, ESA has engaged in projects that develop Egyptian NGOs, promoting effective governance with a sense of accountability to populations they serve.
Mission: The El Sadat’s mission is to improve the quality of life of marginalized Egyptians and the most needy people, as well as empowering them socially, economically, politically and environmentally.
Vision: To enhance development, alleviate poverty and promote human rights and political participation
Values: ESA core values are: Respect, integrity, commitment and excellence
- Respect for human rights, believing in and appreciating the dignity and potential of all human beings.
- Responsibility and integrity through maintaining social, ethical and organizational norms and adhering to the code of conduct.
- Commitment in Servicing beyond self, fulfilling organizational objectives with full commitment towards our duties and responsibilities.
- Public mindedness in seeking excellence by setting high performance standards and being accountable for and responsible towards our work



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) 24185069

Email: info@el-sadat.org