Lekela Egypt refurbishes special needs school in Ras Ghareb, Egypt

Lekela recently celebrated the refurbishment of a special needs school in Ras Ghareb, Egypt, near the site of our 252 MW West Bakr wind farm.

The school has capacity to serve 250 special needs students through elementary, middle and high school, including children who are deaf/ hard of hearing, children who are blind or have low vision, and those with learning difficulties. Children who graduate from the school leave with high school certificates or apprenticeship certificates.

The school has been a core part of the local area’s education system since 2002, but was in need of refurbishment. Beyond education, the school is also crucial for providing support and advice for students and their families.

Together with the local community, Lekela Egypt led the refurbishment of parts of the school to make it better fit the needs of both students and teachers. Refurbishment works included upgrading the school’s old playground from concrete to one of artificial grass, building a new multi-purpose hall to be used as a theatre and lecture hall for skills development, and equipping a Montessori classroom. In total, the new developments cost over 1.5 million EGP and took three months to complete.

Projects like these form the core of the ESG work that accompanies every single Lekela project. Together with community members, Lekela develops and carry out projects that address needs the community has identified, creating long lasting, sustainable solutions.