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Located in Greater Cairo, the Egyptian Refining Company stands out for its dedicated efforts to make a difference in the communities around which it operates: Mostorod, El Khesous, Shobra El Kheima, and El Mattareya.

Leveraging its longstanding track record of working with local community centers since 2008, ERC launched the Mostakbaly Scholarship Program in 2016 to improve the quality of education and reduce educational inequality in in Mostorod and other surrounding communities.

The first phase of Mostakbaly included the establishment of a scholarship program for 6 students from local communities to pursue undergraduate degrees at AUC and the Arab Academy for Science and Technology. Phase two  was launched in early 2017, providing30 local teachers the opportunity to attend AUC’s Teaching Early Learners (CELE) Program, an intensive one-year professional diploma program designed to improve teachers’ skills and introduce them to innovative teaching methods. The Mostakbaly for Teachers program focuses on kindergarten and primary school teachers, based on ERC’s belief that the early years of are the pillars upon which future education is built.

ERC also awarded its first round of annual graduate scholarships for Egyptian students to study abroad in 2017.

As of 2022, the program has provided 115 undergraduate and three graduate abroad scholarships in partnership with five universities, as well as 52 scholarships to Don Bosco, benefitting a total of 470,000 students. The Mostakbaly for Teachers program has benefitted 96 teachers since 2017.


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