ETIHAD AIRWAYS MAKES SUBSTANTIAL DONATION TO UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN IN MOROCCO
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has donated more than one hundred thousand UAE dirhams to underprivileged children in Morocco.
A senior delegation from Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates,
visited Morocco this week to present the donation which has been raised through the airlines’ various charitable initiatives that took place in Abu Dhabi during Ramadan. These initiatives include the Etihad Garage Sale, the Ramadan Share To Care Vouchers and Ramadan Football Tournament initiatives took place in Abu Dhabi.
The two day program included visits and donations to three schools in Morocco’s Safro province including Moulay Ismail School, Ayat Tanout School and Ayat Hussein School.
Mohamed Lakhal the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education in the Safro Province accompanied the Etihad delegation during their visit which saw the distribution of more than 700 school bags and stationary to the children.
The visit also included a donation to The Royal Moroccan Alawi Organisation For the Blind in Casablanca, Hope Association and a stopover at the Moroccan Association for The Blind in Salé City, Rabat. where the airline officially opened the Etihad Workshop providing two tricot knitting machines and two sewing machines as well. The delegation was met by the Mayor of Salé City and Mr Omar Ajbroun, the Director of Moroccan Association.
The Etihad Airways delegation was headed by Khaled Al Mehairbi, Etihad Airways Senior Vice President of Government and Aero-political Affairs, and included Ali Al Shamsi, Vice President of Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Hub, and Moulay Hicham El Kadiri Boutchich, Etihad Airways’ General Manager in Morocco, besides the airline’s commercial and operational based staff in Casablanca who all participated in distributing school bags, stationary, shirts, blankets, eye glasses and white canes to the blind.
Mr Al Mehairbi, who also serves as Chairman of Etihad Airways’ Sports and Social Committee, said: “This donation represents the kindness and generosity of our staff and partners, as well as the wider community in Abu Dhabi who participated in this community initiative.
“The donations also helped in putting a smile on more than 500 orphans at the Hope Association who received new shirts and garments just before Eid AL Adha.
“Our special thanks goes to all parties who supported the success of this trip including The Moroccan Royal Court, The UAE Embassy in Morocco, the Etihad Airways’ team, Abu Dhabi Police, Immigration Department at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi Airports Companies’ staff (ADAC),and Etihad staff at Abu Dhabi International Airport, AL Jaber Optic and Dubai Optics besides Greish Transportation Company in Casablanca.
“We are delighted to launch this initiative just before Eid AL Adha and hope we were able to make positive impact in these young children’s lives. As the UAE flag carrier, we are pleased to once again reaffirm our commitment to society and always give back to those in need.”