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  1. Partner visit to SEKEM: It takes a vision and a community

    November 7, 2016 - by Malu Padilla - 0 comments

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    We started our journey home at the crack of dawn following a fantastic visit to SEKEM. As the farm buildings receded into the darkness, my thoughts turned to the additional baggage we were bringing back with us. It was an amazing week of seeing the unfolding of a vision. 

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  2. Partner visit to SEKEM: A unique university and a festival

    November 5, 2016 - by Archie Pearson - 0 comments

    In the morning we were able to visit the last part of the SEKEM education supply chain, the Heliopolis University. While in the afternoon, we were able to attend SEKEM’s 39th anniversary held in the SEKEM amphitheatre.

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  3. Partner visit to SEKEM: support and returns on family land

    November 4, 2016 - by Cheryl Jackson - 2 comments

    We set off on a two-hour drive to visit one of SEKEM’s farmer suppliers in the Fayoum oasis, a 6,000km2 basin, 30% of which is fertile farmland. This rich agricultural area, 90km southwest of Cairo, is watered by the Nile through a comprehensive series of canals and dams. The water then drains into a desert depression that forms a large lake.

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  4. Partner visit to SEKEM: From plant to package

    November 3, 2016 - by Edwin Deventer - 4 comments

    While yesterday we were able to take a look at SEKEM’s educational activities, today we explored SEKEM’s business operations:  its agricultural work, as well as its production of food, beverages and clothing.

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  5. Partner visit to SEKEM: Education as the foundation of human development

    November 2, 2016 - by Malu Padilla - 0 comments

    After waking up to a serene misty morning, we enjoyed a delicious Egyptian breakfast and embarked on the first day of our week-long SEKEM partner visit. We began with their morning practice of forming a circle where we introduced ourselves to each other. We were told that starting the day in a circle is a SEKEM tradition that symbolises equality. It is their way of wishing each other a good day.

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  6. Partner visit to SEKEM: First impressions

    October 31, 2016 - by Edwin Deventer - 1 comment

    The first Oikocredit partner visit to SEKEM is taking place from Sunday 30 October to Sunday 6 November. A group of nine people, who are all involved with Oikocredit in different ways, will keep you updated of their findings through this blog.

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