Ethiopian Aviation Academy Celebrates Annual Culture Day
Ethiopian Aviation Academy colorfully celebrated its annual Culture Day on 31st January 2019, at the academy’s Commercial, Leadership and Cabin Crew Training building under the theme, “Ethiopian Aviation Academy Your Multinational Training Hub”. The program was graced by ambassadors of different embassies along with the diplomatic community, invited guests, and Ethiopian employees.
Trainees from a total of 18 different nationalities namely: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo-DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Tchad, Uganda, Yemen and Ethiopia displayed their diverse traditions through cultural performances, traditional food, country profiling which were presented at the exhibit stands dedicated for each country.
The purpose of organizing the event was to promote social interaction and exchange of cultural norms and values among trainees of different nationalities at the academy, which signified the academy as being the epicenter of Pan-Africanism. In addition, the academy has expressed its readiness, at the event to train aspiring young aviation professionals in the African continent.
Speaking at the event, Ambassador Rosette Katunegye from Office of the Chairperson African Union Commission remarked, “This was such a beautiful ceremony and celebration of African Culture. Well done Ethiopian Aviation Academy!” In addition, Lt. Col C. Karara , Defense Attache from Embassy of Rwanda on his part said, ”This cultural day for EAA has really been a success and it is well organized. We are happy and it proves that Ethiopia is the land of origins.”
A number of embassy representatives have also expressed their appreciation on the well-organized culture event, and acknowledged Ethiopian Aviation Academy for its dedicated commitment for the promotion of African culture.