Responsibilities


  • Ethiopian is a corporate citizen engaged in non-profit activities that support the community at large. One such example is the longstanding partnership between Ethiopian and The Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia. For more than 20 years Ethiopian has been partnering with The Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia, which provides lifesaving operation for children with heart disease; thanks to medical professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to perform cardiac surgery. And this time, Ethiopian is offering free air transportation to the volunteer medical professionals who are coming from different parts of the world to perform heart surgery. Ethiopian is close for those who need help.

  • Ethiopian joined hands with Ethiopian Women Entrepreneurs Association towards supporting Ethiopian returnee migrants from different Arabian countries. This time, the Association is creating job opportunities through skill-based training that can restore their life to normal. Ethiopian cares to its citizens.

  • Ethiopian donated one round trip raffle flight ticket on Ethiopian online international destinations toMekedonia Home for the Elderly and Mentally Disabled that can be of great support for the newly planned expansion care center which is planned to be built on 30,000 sq. This ticket was announced through the bulk SMS donation that gained ample of attention from the audience where Cherenet Fikre was lucky to won the lottery. Ethiopian really cares to support the elderly through worthy local and/or international initiatives.CRC1.png
  • Ethiopian has supported Abyssinia Women’s and Children with Disability Development Association to travel to Mekele to finalize the agreement with Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services towards receiving two 40 feet containers. These containers will be used as a shop to commercialize handicraft items that is being prepared by the disabled. Ethiopian is a socially responsible enterprise in playing its part towards community development.

  • Ethiopian Airlines joined hands with Boeing and three non-profit organizations (NGO’s) to deliver6.5 tons of humanitarian aids for St. Paul’s Hospital and Bihar Dar University College of Medicine & Health Sciences while taking delivery of yet another B787 aircraft from Boeing.

    Ethiopian and Boeing have synergized with Conscience International (CI)Horn of Africa Neonatal Development Services and Seattle Alliance Outreach (SAO) organizations for the deliveries.

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    Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said; “For us, fulfilling our corporate social responsibilities is as important as our focus on pure business performance. This round of our humanitarian delivery is a continuation of our commendable collaboration with Boeing that has served asa source of vital service for our community and neighboring countries as well. Moreover, we are pleased to name our 18th B787 after Mother Teresa, who is always remembered as an icon of philanthropy. As a responsible corporate citizen, Ethiopian will continue to contribute on the socio-economic development of the country by relentlessly delivering on its corporate social responsibilities. “

     

    “On the other hand, pursuant to our fleet modernization plan and to further meet the ever growing demand of our customers, we are in bold move of modernizing and expanding our fleet, networks and facilities. Hence, this move will further ensure unmatched combination of operational flexibility, efficiency, and passenger comfort that will allow Ethiopian to achieve its goal to be the leading Aviation Group in Africa and a leading global airline.”

     

    Currently, Ethiopian has 18 B787 in operation, deployed on its long haul passenger routes, and will receive the 1
  • Ethiopian has made Ryan Autism Centre, non-profit humanitarian organization working to rehabilitate autistic children in Ethiopian, to realize their dream of taking the three month training of depth-full evidence-based practices in treating those with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The training was given at Utah Autism Academy in the US. This training has a gold-standard model of care that has a great impact to be duplicated in other existed platforms. Ethiopian believes the in return benefit of this training and covered the travel cost of the trainee to Los Angeles.


  • Ethiopian got into agreement with Mekedonia Home for the Elderly and Mentally Disabled to get participated on the bulk mobile SMS donation platform so as to support the construction of the care center that will fall on a 30,000 sq. meter land that help them realize their vision to support the isolated elderly people across the country.


  • Ethiopian supports Israeli DIR Organization’s initiative in promoting and integrating their DIR model that evaluates and treats children with special needs in general and children with autism in particular. Israeli DIR Organization’s six volunteer professionals travelled to Ethiopia to give a four days training for teachers from Andinet International School who works with students with disabilities, Nehemiah Autism Centre, Joy Autism Centre, Champion Academy who has 28 students with disability, parents of students with disability, Kotebe University College/Addis Ababa University teachers who train on special education and representatives of special education department from Ministry of education. Ethiopian believes in sharing the experience of international expertise so as to enhance the nationally based knowledge.


  • Ethiopian has served the worthy initiative of Cheshire Services Ethiopia for more than a decade through their fundraising walking culture. This walking tradition has allowed Ethiopian to support more than 8000 differently-abled youth and list of children awaiting surgery to enable them to walk.

  • Ethiopian supported a US born Ethiopian citizen, Selam Habesha, to reunite with his family in the US. This was done in collaboration with SAN Metropolitan P.L.C. who was willing to accommodate this young boy with all the necessities. Ethiopian really cares to its citizens. 

  • Ethiopian honors its female engineers and technicians on March 8. The celebration was graced by Dr. Saba Fikru, Head Medical and Health Services who has inspired the energetic young female attendees underlining the indispensable share that women can contribute to the growth of the Airline as they have been doing for years.  Dr. Saba said, “March 8 should not only be used as a slogan for Women's Day. It should rather be used to bring change in each and every one of us for a better health, better life choices and ultimately a better self.” She also advised female colleagues to remain fit and healthy by carrying out physical exercises in order to be effective in their day-to-day activities in the Airline. 

                

  • Ethiopian supports Yehewanwa Raey Mahber, non-government organization that supports elderly, women and children, by providing local air tickets that can help them transport women with difficulty to travel in land transport. Ethiopian is close for those who need help.

  • Ethiopian supported Peterborough Medical Brigade, non-government organization that was founded in 2001 to provide free medical and dental care in developing countries across the world, by transporting medical equipment that weigh 138kg from Canada to Entebbe that can be of a great help to the underprivileged society at Entebbe.  Ethiopian, as being a Pan-African airline, always strives to stretch not only to give air transportation services but uses its service to support the needy in different parts of Africa.

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    Ethiopian supported ECF Children Fund (African Mosaique) while hosting the annual fashion event, African Mosaique, which is organized by Anna Getaneh, renowned former international model. The income to be generated from this prestigious Fashion event has benefited more than 800 children who are housed at ECF Children’s Fund. The funding centre has also helped the children by providing free education, healthcare and nutritional assistance.

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    Ethiopian has handed over 500kg medical gloves to the Ministry of Health at a ceremony held at Ethiopian Headquarters. The gloves will be distributed to various hospitals and clinics throughout the country. Ethiopian strives to play its social responsibility by supporting local entities differently.

  • Ethiopian sponsored the medical travel of Ato Bekalu Semireab and his care taker while they traveled to Delhi, India. On the other hand, the support provided to Wzo. Hagere Abebe has allowed her and her ill six years son to easily travel between Addis Ababa and Gondar for his continuous medical check-up at Zewditu Hospital. Ethiopian is committed to
    support its nation towards getting a better medical treatment abroad.
  • Ethiopian has been touching the lives of many individuals by filling the gaps of their financial constraint through the full coverage of their medical travel cost. This has been a great help to the needy patients to access foreign treatment improving their endangered medical condition.

    Ethiopian has offered free air tickets for medical travelers to Delhi, Bombay, Bangkok, Johannesburg and Stockholm. Ethiopian as a responsible corporate citizen will always strive to do its level best to support the less fortunate society.


  • Ethiopian proudly took part at the annual Global Greening initiative of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2017.  As part of the “Greenification of the World” campaign, launched by the Irish Tourism Board eight years ago, Africa’s first Ethiopian A350 has joined a string of world landmarks in this campaign. This includes; New York's World Trade Centre, City Hall and Heron Tower in London, Placa de Catalunya and the fountains on Gran Via in Barcelona, Pozzo di San Patrizio in Italy, Matsue Castle in Japan and the Diamond Bridge in South Korea. This collaboration is a continuation of the long standing social, cultural and economic collaboration between Ethiopia and the People of Ireland. Ethiopian as being the flag ship carrier has always uses worthy opportunities to promote its product and services and also familiarizes Ethiopia’s cultural heritages to the international public; in 2016 the ancient Stele in Axum goes green in the greening campaign that the Irish community holds.

  • Ethiopian supported staff members of Selam Association to Save Ethiopian Tree, established by Diaspora Ethiopian community mainly working to green Ethiopian through plantation, while traveling to Saudi Arabia so as to promote their greening activities in Ethiopia. They have also planned to host a fundraising event among Ethiopian Community in Saudi that will be of a great help to their environmental protection activities in Ethiopia.

  • Ethiopian supports staff members of Selam Association to Save Ethiopian Tree, established by Diaspora Ethiopian community mainly working to green Ethiopian through plantation, while traveling to Saudi Arabia so as to promote their greening activities in Ethiopia. They have also planned to host a fundraising event among Ethiopian Community in Saudi that will be of a great help to their environmental protection activities in Ethiopia.

  • Ethiopian supported Haymanot Tilahun while traveling from Addis Ababa to New Delhi, India to pursue her higher education at Ashoka University, India. She has awarded 100% scholarship from this University.

    Ethiopian has also supported Abenezer Elias, a differently abled courageous student, to attend his schooling at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. Ethiopian cares to support the youth’s endeavor towards getting a better education.


    Abenezer (above) thanking ET on his Facebook ‘my gratitude goes to #EthiopoianAirlines for supporting me with an economy class flight from Addis Ababa to Newark, NJ in order to arrive for international student orientation and to  start my classes on time at Rochester. This shows their concern in promoting the rights of deaf people for quality education and equal opportunity’.

  • Ethiopian stretched its wings to support Belay Fikadu, a graduate in Chinese Language and Litreature at Hawassa University, to reach at Shanghai to be enrolled in the International College for Teaching Chinese to Speakers of other Language at the Confucius Institute, China. Ethiopian is concerned to always support the underprivileged students who are aspiring to change their lives.

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    Ethiopian covered the travel cost of Ms. Enku Stiphanos, medical student at Addis Ababa University College of Health Science, while she traveled to Hawaii, USA to participate at the World Youth Congress program. The congress was intended to provide sustainable development, youth strategies and solutions with skills and knowledge related to team building, project management, networking and engaging in cross-cultural exchange around the world.

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    On the other side, Ethiopian has also supported Fanuta Amare’s, grade 11 student at Agew Midir Secondary and Preparatory School in the small town of Injibara in Amhara Region,  travel to Newark – New York to participate at the 2017 Yale Young Global School Program which  is open for outstanding High School students. Ethiopian is believed to be instrumental to help the youth in realizing their dream.

  • Ethiopian transported 1000 bestowed books from Washington DC to Hawassa. These books will be donated to Hawassa University to be used by students in grade 7-12 who are participating in the Access English Language program. This program is being collaboratively administered by Hawassa University and US Embassy. Ethiopian, in addition to its scheduled cargo shipments, has used the belly hold of its aircraft to transport such worthy items that can build the capabilities of targeted students. 

  • Ethiopian has supported the worthy contribution of Africa Technology Forum towards donating hundreds of engineering magazines to be used by Addis Ababa University. These magazines were freely shipped from Newark to Addis Ababa using Ethiopian flight. Ethiopian has always been instrumental towards supporting every initiative towards educating the youth.

  • Ethiopian has received a number of antique publication, focuses on Ethiopian, from Ato Wossenyelleh Gurji. Ethiopian has shown its caring gesture to the book collector by providing free round trip ticket on Ethiopian online destinations. Ethiopian recognizes individual courage to the great good of the Airline. 

  • Ethiopian covered the travel cost of Rahel Desta, fifth year medical student at Addis Ababa University - School of Medicine, to participate at IFMSA-Quebec’s annual sub-regional training at Quebec, Canada. The training is intended to provide medical student with skills and knowledge related to team building, project management, advocacy, as well as on global issues affecting health care around the world. Ethiopian has been supporting such initiatives that can bring an in return impact to the nation.

  • Ethiopian covers the travel cost of Ms. Enku Stiphanos and Terhas Asfiha, medical students at Addis Ababa University College of Health Science, while traveling to Hawaii, USA to participate at the World Youth Congress program. The congress is intended to provide sustainable development, youth strategies and solutions with skills and knowledge related to team building, project management, as well as to address on global issues in action project, networking and engaging in cross-cultural exchange around the world. Ethiopian continues to support the youth commitment towards enhancing self-education.

  • Ethiopian covers Fanuta Amare’s, grade 11 student at Agew Midir Secondary and Preparatory School in the small town of Injibara in Amhara Region,  travel to Newark – New York to participate at the 2017 Yale Young Global School Program which  is open for outstanding High School students. Ethiopian is believed to be instrumental to help the youth in realizing their dream.

  • Ethiopian transported 1000 bestowed books from Washington DC to Hawassa. These books will be donated to Hawassa University to be used by students in grade 7-12 who are participating in the Access English Language program. This program is being collaboratively administered by Hawassa University and US Embassy. Ethiopian, in addition to its scheduled cargo shipments, has used the belly hold of its aircraft to transport such worthy items that can build the capabilities of targeted students. 

  • Ethiopian covered the travel cost of Addis Ababa University School of Medicine Students, Bethlehem Belay, Birhane Taye and Solomi Ayalew, while traveling to Germany to participate at an eight weeks on the job training that is mainly called peer-to-peer learning. The training was given at the University Hospital of Bonn which is one of the world’s leading neurological centers in Germany.  Ethiopian believes that the training will benefit their department while they are back in Addis. 

  • Ethiopian has a long tradition of supporting sport activities in the country that includes long distance running, relay run, football tournaments etc. As part of this continued tradition, Ethiopian encourages its employees to participate at the Choice Women 5km Run and at the Ring Road Relay that Great Ethiopian Run organized. 

  • Ethiopian, in its effort to support the locally growing football activities, has covered the travel expense of Yonas Teshome and Mensur Abdulkeni, President and Secretary of Ethiopian Sport Journalists’ Association respectively, to attend the 80th AIPS Congress that was held at South Korea, Seoul. Ethiopian believes that this has its own positive role to contribute towards enhancing Ethiopia’s football.

  • Ethiopian’s support to Vision on Africa by offering free raffle air tickets has enabled them to fundraise it at a worthwhile event that in return enhance the lives of mothers, children and youth in an enduring way. Ethiopian stands for those with great initiatives towards the good of community.

  • Ethiopian supported Meri and Birhanu to travel to Switzerland to be part of the 30th anniversary of the foundation of Selam Children’s Village. Selam has grown-up at this Village and Ethiopian opens the way enabling them realize the wish of their heart.

  • Ethiopian supported Bethlehem Tilahun, founder of Sole Rebel, towards experience sharing cooperation with the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, the oldest, largest, and most effective footwear trade association in the U.S. It represents the full breadth of the footwear industry, supporting more than 100 companies and over 200 brands, from research, design and development, to manufacturing and distribution, to retailers selling to consumers all over the globe. Ethiopian has supported entrepreneurs for a better success. 

  • Ethiopian aback African Women Development Organization while traveling to South Africa to participate at a conference with a theme ‘Transforming Cooperatives into Sustainable Business Enterprises’. This conference has a great advantage to the organization towards a new cooperation in Africa which will support them through economic growth and sustainability. 

  • Ethiopian covered the travel cost of the staff of WEEMA International while traveling from Washington DC to Addis Ababa. This foreign charitable organization has a great mission to empower Ethiopian communities through clean water access, education, economic opportunity and health care. Ethiopian advocates indigenous and foreign organization aiming at changing the lives of the needy in different realms of their life.

  • Ethiopian in collaboration with Airlink has transported 693kg pharmaceuticals from London to N’Djamena. This mission has supported the community with the very basic medical needs. Airlink connects commercial airlines and humanitarian aid organizations for air and cargo transportation. Through the Airlink program, Ethiopian has assisted the disaster response teams with timely mobilization to affected areas.  Ethiopian joins hands with such humanitarian entities so as to reach the hands of the needy not only in Ethiopia but at any destination it flies.

  • Ethiopian colorfully celebrated Christmas with orphans from fourteen different indigenous Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The children were cherished with gifts where the QA session has given them appropriate knowledge about the general outlook of Ethiopian. Besides, the motivational speech presented by Ethiopian Senior personnel, Sister Etenesh Taye, Sr. Nurse and Ato Bereket Kussia, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Sales Manager had emotional touch to the children.

    Ethiopian cultured this celebration for more than 10 years and duly continues to show its care to its own society.

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    Members of Ethiopian executive management team and staff members joined H.E. W/o Roman Tesfaye, First Lady of Ethiopia, in a visit to beneficiaries of school feeding program the Airline sponsors. H.E. W/o Roman and the team from ET visited Bole Gerji Elementary School today, on March 30, 2016, and shared lunch with the students.  

    Bole Gerji Elementary School is one of the schools where ET provides meals to needy children on weekdays as part of the school feeding program jointly run by Ethiopian Airlines, the Office of the First Lady of Ethiopia and Ye Enat Weg Charitable Association. Ethiopian started supporting the program in various elementary and junior secondary schools in Addis Ababa in November last year. The program benefits students from less fortunate families, selected through the recommendations of respective administrative offices.

    Speaking at the visit program, H.E. W/o Roman thanked Ethiopian Airlines and all the stakeholders involved in the school feeding program. She said, “The government is making efforts to make education accessible to all children allocating substantial budget to the sector. But that alone is not enough. We have to support such needy children in schools in a sustainable way if they are to be successful in their studies and lives.”

    Ato Busera Awel, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), on his part said, “Ethiopian has been actively cooperating with different local and international organizations in support of humanitarian causes. The Airline has partnered with Boeing to transport medical, educational and other humanitarian supplies free of charge.” He addedthat Ethiopian is also working with Ye Enat Weg Charitable Association and other local humanitarian organizations to advance humanitarian causes as part of its corporate social responsibility. Ato Busera noted, “If children bother about what they eat rather than what they learn when they are in the school, they can hardly succeed in their studies. The country needs successful students now more than ever. So, addressing the food needs of such students and helping them focus on their studies is everybody’s responsibility.”

    The principal of Bole Gerji Elementary School, Ato Girma Ayele, on his part expressed his deepest gratitude to ET and all the stakeholders of the school feeding program for supporting the needy children. The general purpose of the 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.  

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    Ethiopian has shown its respect to Tesfaye Gessesse, one of the most important exponents of Ethiopian modern theatre, by presenting a gift of free air ticket at an event that was aired on JTV in commemoration of his 55 years of service and in celebration of his 80 years birthday. Ethiopian always cares to see the ever growing of the art industry in Ethiopia.

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    Ethiopian in collaboration with Greener Ethiopia has planted 2000 seedlings at the region of Holeta, Menagesha at the district of Bewelmera. 

  • Ethiopian has granted gratis ticket to Kaleyesus Bekele, Senior Editor at The Reporter English Newspaper and Editor at World Air News, to give media coverage at the 73rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Cancun, Mexico.  Ethiopian uses well-intentioned opportunities to build its media relation.   

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    Is a leading regional umbrella organization that presents Africa Women entrepreneurs.  World Women Trade Fair – Africa has been working since May 2015 on the 2015 Champions Award by representing the leading Women of Africa and the organizing provincial government provide of KwaZulu-Natal on the Africans Head of Statues completion. Ethiopian is pleased to sponsor the ticket of Ex. Director and Regional Representative, Mekdes Haile to travel to Johannesburg for an award ceremony. 

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    African Mosaique is a pan-African annual fashion show featuring the continent’s best designers that inspires and excites the international fashion community. The income to be generated from this prestigious fashion event will be a great help to fund Ethiopian Children’s Fund. This centre is located at Aleltu helping close to 610 needy children by providing free education, nutrition and primary health care. Ethiopian is proud to help the less fortunate children that ECF supports.

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    CHFE (The Children Heart Fund of Ethiopia) is a non-governmental, non-profit making humanitarian organization committed to helping children with heart disease. CHFE has been assisting children with heart disease get proper treatment both at home and abroad, it is also involved in promoting awareness among the public about heart disease in children for preventive purpose.  CHFE is addressing itself to a problem that is beyond the country's system and that of the individual parent. In doing so, CHFE has always relied upon the good will of its benefactors, both within and outside of the country. In the last 17 years more than 1,200 children have been treated at the children's heart fund of Minnesota, USA; Terre des hommes-Nederland; chain of hope, UK; save the child's heart, Germany and other centers. The children's heart fund of Ethiopia focuses on the improvement of services for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of children with heart disease. CHFE finds sponsors for the treatment, accommodation and transportation costs of children to have a cardiac surgery abroad; it also coordinates to bring voluntary medical teams to come to Ethiopia to render treatment including cardiac surgery. Ethiopian is honored to sponsor this worthwhile cause.

  • Ethiopian Airlines joined with Boeing and Seattle Alliance Outreach (NGO) to deliver more than 630 kilograms of medical supplies and equipment to Kidney Failure Dialysis Charity Organization in Ethiopia. The delivery was made aboard the brand new Boeing 777 Freighter on 11 September, 2015.

    Kidney Failure Dialysis Charity Organization runs a Public Dialysis Center on the premises of Zewditu Hospital helping to save the valuable lives of citizens living with kidney failure by providing affordable dialysis services for the public.

    As one of the many airlines involved in Boeing’s Humanitarian Delivery Flights program, this is Ethiopian’s 21st free delivery flight, putting Ethiopian amongst the carriers with the highest number of Humanitarian Delivery Flights.

    In this quarter, Ethiopian has offered free air tickets for 10 medical travelers to Bangkok, Delhi, and Bombay with a value that closely amount to ETB 191,775.00. Ethiopian as a responsible corporate citizen will always strive to do its level best to support the less fortunate society.

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    Ethiopian sponsored ‘Healing Hands of Joy’, a community based, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization committed to improving the lives of women who have suffered from bstetric fistula and preventing more women from developing fistula. The organization’s motto is “Fight Fistula – Deliver Safely” and its overall aim is to “Make Motherhood Safer in Ethiopia.”

    Since the inception of Safe Motherhood program in 2010, Healing Hands of Joy has trained over 300 fistula survivors. Their Safe Motherhood Ambassadors have educated over 10,000 women in their com­munities in safe delivery practices.

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    Ethiopian supported ReachAnother Foundation. A foundation focusing primarily on Ethiopia, addressing family-related health issues that are deemed “fixable” through better access to quality healthcare. Working in tandem with its sister organization,ReachAnother Foundation-Nederland, the foundation supports the training of neurosurgeons at the University of Addis Ababa;facilitates and funds life-saving surgeries for babies with neural tube birth defects (such as spina bifida and hydrocephalus) at the Zewditu Memorial Hospital; provides start-up funds to open schools for children with autism; and works with Ethiopian health officials to promote prenatal care through public education.

    Ethiopian believes in the noble virtue of giving back to the community through different means. And one of these is to genuinely stand with those whose mission values the welfare of the society as a whole.

  • save-the-chilodren.jpg Ethiopian has reached into agreement with Ethiopian Airlines and Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) towards saving the lives of Ethiopian cardiac patients by giving them free medical surgery to/from Israel. In support of this praiseworthy initiative, Ethiopian has offered discounted tickets from Addis Ababa to Israel for five cardiac patient children. Ethiopian strives to support its young citizen for a better life ahead.
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    In 2014, Ethiopian linked up with two US-based non-profit organizations, Seattle Alliance Outreach and Evangelical Africa Mission Outreach, to transport more than 3000kg of medical and educational supplies to the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa and a nearby high school. As one of about 50 airlines involved in Boeing’s Humanitarian Delivery Flights programme, this delivery was Ethiopian’s 19th flight, more than any other partner in the scheme.

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    Ethiopian supported Mary Joy Development Association to give care for forgotten elderly citizens and orphans who are living with HIV AIDS. Ethiopian has been standing by Mary Joy to support its worthy cause towards the betterment of the children and elderly.

  • Ethiopian joined hands with Mekedonia Home for the Elderly and Mentally Disabled to finance the construction of the new home for the elderly which will be built on a 30,000 square meters around CMC. Ethiopian believes in supporting the legacy of the elderly that is truly endless.

  • Ethiopian was honored to be part of the Grand Fete that was organized by Sanford International School. The proceeds from the Fete were given to the local NGOs namely; Kidane Meheret Children Orphanage, Kechene Children Village, Arada Children Education and Makedonia-Home for the Elderly.

  • Every Year, Ethiopian celebrated Christmas with orphans from different non-governmental organizations (NGOs) namely; Abebech Gobena, Mary Joy, Alepha School, Mother Teresa etc. at its Headquarters.

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    On January 10, 2015, Ethiopian has shown kind gesture to more than 600 orphans by cherishing them with gifts, musical entertainments and different games. Ethiopian generously presented gifts to the little ones so that they enjoy the joy of giving and receiving something special.

    The event was graced by Ethiopian Executive Management affirming its continued support and care to the vulnerable children as they are the next generation who will be taking care of their home land and Ethiopian as well.

  • Ethiopian has continued supporting Hannah Godefa in the year 2015. Ethiopian has been supporting Hannah’s sustainable humanitarian movement towards educating and empowering girls, fighting against FGM and fundraising in support of Ethiopian students with stationery materials.

    Recently, she has visited Ethiopian state-of-the-art facilities and participated at the Christmas celebration that Ethiopian held with different local NGOs to show love and care to less fortunate children. She has encouraged the children to be successful in their schooling as education is a key to success and motivated them that they have all the potential to grow higher and to live their dream.

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    Hannah Godefa is an award winning 17 years humanitarian that includes; Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee (youngest in Ontario, Second youngest in Canada), Nominated for June Callwood Outstanding for Volunteerism, 2 Mayoral Awards, won the seasoned speaker/advocate and award of Canadian Member of Parliament for serving her community successfully.

    Ethiopian, as part of its responsibility in serving the community, strives to support initiatives that benefit the community at large.

  • Ethiopian was pleased to support the 60th Anniversary Fundraising Event of Nazareth School. The fundraising has aimed to re-establish the age-long academic institution. The betterment of the institution has a great impact in guaranteeing a better future prospect for the next Ethiopian generation.

    Ethiopian has been partnered and will always strive to cooperate with different institutions towards the resurgence of education in Ethiopia.

  • Ethiopian joined hands with Ethiopian Peace and Development Center so as to celebrate the Center’s Silver Jubilee through recognizing the past and to discuss the way forward in strengthening the peace in the Horn of Africa.

    Ethiopian support, towards this event, signifies the need for solidarity among the regions in the Horn of Africa.

  • Ethiopian encouraged the Ethiopian Beekeepers’ Association while they were touring to the regions to provide training in agriculture and assisting beekeepers in the production of quality honey and beeswax.

    Ethiopian encourages those who are striving towards the good of its own nation that in return build Ethiopia.

  • Ethiopian partnered with Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs in creating market opportunities for women entrepreneurs with the sole purpose of ensuring women participation in economic development endeavors.

    Ethiopian motivates the entrepreneurial programs for the success of the entrepreneur that play an essential role in a country’s economy.

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    Ethiopian Brand Ambassador Hannah Godefa received 2015 Emerging Leader Award on behalf of TD Bank Group from the Canada Public Policy Forum.

  • Ethiopian got into agreement with The Aslan Project to improve pediatric cancer treatment in Ethiopia.

    Ethiopian also honors 12 year-old Ethiopian farm boy named Temesgen Gamacho who was a cancer patient whose mother sold all of her cattle and, with nothing but the $200 she had collected, they made the 12-hour journey by foot and bus in search of medical care in Addis. Once in Addis, Temesgen’s leg was amputated and with the help of two generous Americans, he was able to be treated by Dr. Aziza at Georgetown University Hospital’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, Temesgen’s cancer spread and he passed away. Dr. Shada sought to honor Temesgen by helping those in his situation in Ethiopia.

    Ethiopian believes in the noble virtue of giving back to the community through different means. And one of these is to genuinely stand with those whose mission values the welfare of the society as a whole.

  • Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Ethiopian Airlines have partnered with non-profit organizations, African Legal Library Project and Book world, to transport educational supplies to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on a 787 Dreamliner being delivered to the airline on May 21, 2015. This is the third of the surprisingly roomy new Boeing 787 Dreamliner Ethiopian has received. Beyond the impressive structural improvement with flatbed business class seats, the 13th B787 has the latest generation, Android-based

    AVANT In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system.

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                           Captain Yohannes Hailemariam handing over a gift to the children

    Ethiopian Airlines launched its lunch feeding program for six elementary and junior secondary schools in Addis Ababa, coming from less fortunate families. The program will be actuated constantly from Monday to Friday.

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    Creating a role model to the children

  • Ethiopian has supported the eye treatment medial team that was led by Mr. Stanislaw Kotlarczyk, volunteer medical team leader while traveling to Laliblela. Mr. Stanislaw Kotlarczyk visited Ethiopia in 2011 where he saw many blind children. The visit encouraged him to facilitate free eye surgery, especially for cataract and trichiasis patients, through coordinating with volunteer foreign medical professional to give free surgery. Since then, his humanitarian initiation benefited more than 1700 Ethiopian children with cataract and trichiasis in Lalibela, Wollo and Alem Ketema. Ethiopian gives hands for worthy initiatives that benefit the society at large.

  • Ethiopian has always been supporting patients in need of medical care abroad. This month Ethiopian was able to carry out its Corporate Social Responsibility by giving Ato Amare Mezgebe a free ticket to travel to Bombay for further medical treatment which was not available in Ethiopia.

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    The Irish Society of Ethiopia organizes a Charity Ball every year. They hold the Charity Ball at the Sheraton Hotel, where they will entertain 640 guests with a gourmet meal, followed by an evening of special prizes, a silent auction and dancing to the music of a traditional Irish band brought from Ireland for the event.

    Their main objective for the charity ball is to raise money for charities doing exceptional work with the disadvantaged.  This year they have raised a record of 650,000 birr for three charities.

  • Ethiopian has sponsored the 13th St. Patrick’s Day Charity Ball that will be organized by the Irish Society of Ethiopia to be held in March 21, 2015. The Ball offers a memorable evening of unique entertainment, while raising money for three leading charitable entities that are doing exceptional work for the less fortunate. Ethiopian stands with those aiming to help the needy.

  • Ethiopian, in its endeavor to build-up indigenous film production centers, has supported Mango Production while transporting 235kg of filming equipment from Nairobi to Addis Ababa. The equipment was a key to produce the first ever mini movie with Yegna’s the behavioral change program created by Girl Hub Ethiopia. Ethiopian supports the art sector that educates and encourages the youth.

  • Ge-global.jpg Ethiopian joined hands with GE Global Growth and Operations to freely transport IT equipment, which weighs 1,050kg to be donated to Menilik II Preparatory School. Ethiopian has always been supporting its citizen to fill the gaps.
  • Ethiopian encourages the participation of Dr. Mulu Nega at the International Conference on Doctoral Education to be held at the University of Central Florida that it will in return benefit the PhD programs in Ethiopia. Ethiopian is positive towards worthy initiatives that focus on the advancement of knowledge.

  • Ethiopian sponsor Bitania Lulu, Executive Director of Youth Alliance for Leadership

    and Development in Africa (YALDA) – AAU while heading to Vienna, Austria to attend the African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe at the UN Headquarters. Ethiopian is proud to sponsor a free ticket to Vienna as per its initiation to empower the general youth and women in particular.

  • abijata.jpg Ethiopian sponsored RIA Ethiopia Tour and Travel Plc, a sport fo­cused tour and event management company that is promoting trail/ mountain and adventure tourism in Ethiopia. They organized the second edition of the international trail/mountain run in Abi­jatta-Shalla Lakes National Park on August 9, 2015 under the name “Ethiotrail”. The race covered three distances, 12km, 21km, and 42 km, including running the Abijatta and Shalla lakesides and two vol­canic mountains. A total of 800 international and local elite and fun runners took part in the race. This event allocates 20% of the race registration fee for the protection of the park.
  • Ethiopian has sponsored the 12th edition of Women First 5km Run which was held on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Ethiopian encourages its female employees to participate at different social events.

  • Ethiopian has sponsored the travel cost of Ato Molla Mitiku, Editor-in-Chief of Walta Information Center to Washington DC. Ato Molla’s research paper entitled ‘Hydropower development indispensable to economic transformation: A case in Ethiopia’ was selected for both publication and oral presentation at the International Conference on Business and Economic Development-New York. Ethiopian keeps strengthening media relation through supporting individual endeavor.

  • Ethiopian has been stretching to fund Hanna Godefa’s Pencil Mountain Project since 2012 by offering free and reduced air cargo to sustain her humanitarian activities here in Ethiopian and beyond. Hanna Godefa is a young humanitarian and founder of the Pencil Mountain Project voicing different issues such as girl’s education and basic children’s rights in forums across the world on behalf of children and adolescents in the world. She was given ample of high profile opportunities to speak about her advocacy on children right where she has always been acknowledging Ethiopian longstanding support towards her endeavor in addressing her philanthropic movement.

    Currently, Ethiopian provides her with free air ticket and shipment of stationary materials from around the world to Ethiopia in support of her benevolent movement.

  • Tikuret Lesetoch Ena Lehisanat Mahber while promoting ET and their product at the tournament

    Ethiopian sponsored the worthy cause of Tikuret Lesetoch Ena Lehisanat Mahiber while they traveled to the US to fundraise at the annual ESFNA Soccer Tournament. They support needy children and women with a mission to see them lead a prosperous life in Ethiopia.

    Ethiopian encourages local initiatives on community development.

  • Fregenet Kidan Lehetsanat at ET Headquarters to thank ET in supporting their School building

    Ethiopian supported Fregenet Kidan Lehtsanat’s endeavor in building a school for the children from underprivileged families in Ethiopia. At their visit to Ethiopian, they were also provided with soccer balls and coloring materials where they thanked Ethiopian as,"Thanks Ethiopian for supporting the building of our new school and giving us playful summer".

    Ethiopian will always strive to reach the hands of its own community in a constructive offer.

  • Ethiopian believes in the noble virtue of giving back to the community!

    Ethiopian welcomed Ethiopian New Year 2007 by donating stationary materials to the needy students. This was done in collaboration with Addis Ababa Hilton Hotel under Summer Youth Volunteers Program that was designed by YWCA. The program was designed by YWCA to impact more than 1000 students in seven schools.

    Ethiopian was glad to support the less fortunate children with the necessities of the school year.

  • Nael Hailemariam, the future Ethiopian scientist, in Beijing

    Ethiopian sponsored Nael Hailemariam’s , future scientist, travel to Beijing. Student Nael won the 1st prize in the 24th Feng Ru Cup in deriving a formula in solving sequence and series in subtraction and received a scholarship from Beihang University (BUAA).

    Ethiopian has a big heart for those who strive to do their level best in personal development that in return treasures their mother land.

  • Ethiopian sponsored ECF Children's Fund by sponsoring the travel of Wubayehu Nadew who was an outstanding student in winning the scholarship offered by United World College (UWC).

    Ethiopian is enthusiast to be at the side of those who support the youth in realizing their dream.

  • Ethiopian is a corporate citizen engaged in non-profit activities that support the community at large. One such example is the longstanding partnership between Ethiopian and the Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia. For more than 7 years. Ethiopian has been partnering with The Children’s Heart Fund of Ethiopia, which provides life saving operation for children with heart disease thanks to medical professionals, who volunteer their time and expertise to perform cardiac surgery.

    Prior to the launch of the cardiac center at the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, in February 2009, hundreds of children had to travel abroad to receive medical treatment for their heart condition. At that time, Ethiopian had stretched its helping hands by providing free air transportation to the children to travel to the USA, Tel Aviv, Delhi, and Bangkok, so that they can undergo heart surgeries.

    After the establishment of the cardiac center, Ethiopian has continued its support by offering free air transportation, to the volunteer medical professionals, who come from different parts of the world to perform heart surgery.

    Ethiopian also supports the cardiac center by availing free shipment of medical equipment and life support systems, which build the cardiac center. In total, Ethiopian provided support that enabled to give medical care to more than 1500 children.

    For more information visit Ethiopian website at www.ethiopianairlines.com

  • Ethiopian has a long tradition of supporting sport activities in the country that includes long distance running, relay run, football tournaments etc. As part of this continued tradition, Ethiopian encourages its employees to participate at the Choice Women 5km Run and at the Ring Road Relay that Great Ethiopian Run organized. 

  • Ethiopian, in its effort to support the locally growing football activities, has covered the travel expense of Yonas Teshome and Mensur Abdulkeni, President and Secretary of Ethiopian Sport Journalists’ Association respectively, to attend the 80th AIPS Congress that was held at South Korea, Seoul. Ethiopian believes that this has its own positive role to contribute towards enhancing Ethiopia’s football.


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