Our Positive Impact
Making a difference
Contributing to communities globally
We remain committed to supporting and developing programmes that empower people in all the territories in which we operate.
The Mansour Group has, since its inception in the 1950s, been actively involved in social initiatives in the geographies we operate. We focus on poverty alleviation, education and healthcare. We also promote environmental sustainability and champion the values of efficient and ethical resources utilisation, responsible waste management, and energy conservation.
Some of these have been implemented by our own foundations such as the Lead Foundation and the Mansour Foundation for Development, while others are enacted through programs that we are proud to support through direct investments, events sponsorship, and social awareness campaigns.
The Lead Foundation
Founded in Egypt in 2003, the foundation provides loans to micro-businesses owned by women and to underprivileged women. It seeks to play a key role in the economic and social development of Egypt. To date, the foundation has provided over three million loans to women in Egypt and successfully reaches out to and provides for its target groups.
American University in Cairo
The Mansour Group has a long and proud association with the American University in Cairo, a leading English-language, US-accredited institution of higher education and one of the premier research universities in the Arab world.
We have been proud to fund the Mansour Group Endowed Fellowship since 1989. The fellowship provides support to eligible graduate students applying to the university’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program based on his or her academic merit and financial need. Click here for more information.
The largest lecture hall on the 260-acre campus is the Mansour Group Lecture Hall, located within AUC’s Core Academic Center.
Founded in 1919, AUC is regarded as a crossroads for the world’s cultures and a vibrant forum for reasoned argument and spirited debate. At the centre of the intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world, AUC’s diverse community of students, faculty, alumni, trustees and generous supporters represents more than 60 countries. The university has the largest English-language academic library collection in Egypt, three modern theatres and 13 cross-disciplinary research centres. The modern New Cairo campus constitutes a visionary investment in the future of Cairo, Egypt and the region — a state-of-the-art facility for advanced research, innovative teaching, lifelong learning and civic engagement.
Right to Dream Academy
Mantrac is a supporter of the Right to Dream Academy, which seeks to use football and education to provide life-changing opportunities to develop the next generation of leaders. Right to Dream was founded in 1999, in Akkra, Ghana, to provide children from extreme poverty with the opportunity to build a better life for themselves and their families. It has grown to become a fully residential international school, offering scholarships to talented children from across West Africa. Currently spanning three continents, Right to Dream combines elite football development, innovative educational provision and a tailored character development programme to create the leaders of tomorrow. In 2014, Mantrac Ghana financed the construction of a state-of-the-art training facility, and has previously assisted with road construction at the academy and site preparation of a girls dormitory, contributing to the successful establishment of Africa’s first residential girls academy in May 2013.
European Football Academy
Man Capital is the European Football Academy’s principle sponsor and supporter. Founded in 2015, the London-based youth football club aims to make a difference in children’s lives and in English football. With a strong emphasis on education, the Academy seeks to produce the best players and achieve positive results by encouraging its players to be involved in school.
“Field of Dreams”
Mantrac provided an Astro turf pitch and modern playground for the Ahenemba International School at Mpatado in Ghana, which has been named ‘The Mansour Field of Dreams’. The school, which was started in 2000 with only two children and now has 450 students, is owned by Mrs. Rosemary Ohene Bredu. A 42mx34m football pitch and play area have been added. Students from the Right to Dream academy, owned by Man Capital, also donated football equipment and attended the launch event of the Field of Dreams in May 2021 (pictured).
Since its opening, McDonald’s Egypt has been dedicated to supporting the community on two levels – nationally through charity causes and development projects; and on the restaurant level through local initiatives. McDonald’s adopted Ezbet KhairAllah Project since 2009 which focuses on the wellbeing and development of underprivileged children in unplanned communities in cooperation with NGO “Peace & Plenty”. Starting with Ezbet KhairAllah and Batn El Bakara, McDonald’s successfully renovated 22 nurseries and eight primary schools. The vision of McDonald’s Egypt is to provide children in unplanned communities the necessary education that enables them to be part of the productive Egyptian workforce.
Wadi Gharba Community Centre
The Mansour Group is a proud supporter of the Wadi Gharba Community Centre, an important resource for the Bedouin people and other residents of Saint Catherine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Egypt. The community centre, located 30 minutes’ drive from Mount Sinai in Saint Catherine’s protectorate, aims to support and empower the local community by providing space for all ages of the community to interact and learn. It will also provide facilities for travellers to stay and learn about the local culture, attend classes conducted by locals and volunteer in the local community activities. The centre also provides vital medical services to residents of Saint Catherine.