Monday, January 13, 2014

Ethiopian Joins Hands with ECF Childrens Fund to Help Vulnerable Children




Ethiopian Airlines said it is proud to partner with African Mosaïque for its annual Pan-African fashion show and Gala  event  that was held the at Sheraton Addis recently which was to benefit Ethiopian Children’s Fund (ECF).
The African Mosaïque Pan-African fashion show and Gala event  featured renowned African designers and models, and special appearances by famous African-American movie celebrities, Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Parker, who traveled  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.