Ethiopian Signs MoU with Office of the First Lady and ‘Ye Enat Weg’ Charity Organization to feed school Children who need Help
Ethiopian Airlines and Office of the First Lady of Ethiopia and ‘Ye Enat Weg’ Charity Organization signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on November 13, 2015 to implement a school feeding program in selected primary schools in the Addis Ababa City Administration. The general purpose of this program is to augment the ongoing education quality assurance initiatives by decreasing the drop-out rate and enhancing active participation of students in the teaching and learning process.
The office of the First Lady of Ethiopia is making a sustained effort to rally various development programs aimed at addressing economic and social problems of Ethiopian children and women. ‘Ye Enat Weg’ Charitable Association is a non-political, non-profit making indigenous humanitarian organization that is striving to ensure quality of education in primary schools by supporting needy students. Majority of these students are orphans, children living with multiple disabilities or HIV/AIDS.
According to the MoU, Ethiopian Airlines will be donating ETB 3,036,000 to ‘Ye Enat Weg’ Charitable Association, for the implementation of the school feeding program, project assessment and implementation costs over the course of one year for 1,150 students.
Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Group CEO said: “We are glad to create the necessary link and work with The Office of the First Lady of Ethiopia and ‘Ye Enat Weg’ Charity Organization, to bring some relief and hope to primary school children who are in dire need of food, materials and emotional support in Addis Ababa. This is not only about today; it’s also about the long term response to today’s challenges in unlocking the new civic energy through one of our Corporate Social Responsibility Programs. Children hold the fate of a society and working for their wellbeing is investing in the future of a country by establishing a bigger and stronger stable society who will be able to give back to the community.”
Ethiopian Airlines has been involved in a number of philanthropic activities focused on humanitarian and Social Programs, Sports, Education, Health, as well as Community and Environment Protection in Ethiopia with both local and international charitable organizations to support humanitarian causes in the region.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its close to seven decades of operations, 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 90 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as the Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. 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.
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