Work was begun on the floors below the library where connecting stairs will be installed. The mortar on the exterior wall was repointed. Petros Koufopoulos came to inspect the progress. Egyptian officials approved the work that had been done, and made decisions about the next steps.
Friends of the foundation have contributed generously to the Bedouin of St Catherine village, substantially augmenting the $24,000 in support agreed by the London, New York and Geneva boards in November 2013. A total of $95,000 has been collected to date for distribution by the Fathers and the South Sinai Foundation’s local team, in agreement with a local committee. Dr Hilary Gilbert of the South Sinai Foundation reports that ‘the impact of this support cannot be overstated.