24 Sep 2014 11:40
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has donated more than one hundred thousand UAE dirhams to underprivileged children in Morocco.
senior delegation from Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab
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
day program included visits and donations to three schools in Morocco’s Safro
province including Moulay Ismail School, Ayat Tanout School and Ayat Hussein
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.”