Ethiopian Joins Hands with ECF Childrens Fund to Help Vulnerable Children - 06 January, 2014

Ethiopian Airlines is proud to partner with African Mosaïque for its annual Pan-African fashion show and Gala event at Sheraton Addis on January 10, 2014 to benefit Ethiopian Children’s Fund (ECF).

The African Mosaïque Pan-African fashion show and Gala event will feature renowned African designers and models, and special appearances by famous African-American movie celebrities, Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Parker, who will travel to Addis Ababa for the event on-board Ethiopian flight from Washington D.C.

The proceeds of the event will go directly to support 700 destitute and highly vulnerable children, who are being take care of under the integrated development program of ECF Village in Aleltu, 55km north of Addis Ababa. ECF Village comprises of a school, health clinic, as well as feeding and environmental programs. Every year, the Village enrolls 80 children in place of the graduates, who go on to attend universities and higher learning institutions all over Ethiopia.

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, Ethiopian has a strong record in supporting humanitarian causes and projects aimed at helping the community. "As a responsible corporate citizen, Ethiopian believes in the noble virtue of giving back to the community and supporting worthy causes. Ethiopian will continue to be engaged in such charitable events that strive to improve the lives of less fortunate members of our community", said Tewolde Gebremariam, Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airline Group.

Ethiopian, a Pan-African carrier with the most extensive network on the continent, provides vital global air connectivity that is contributing to the socio-economic development of Africa.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its operations in the past close to seven decades, Ethiopian has become one of the continent's leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ethiopian commands the lion share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 79 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultramodern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200LR Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 with double cabin. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.

Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.