Etihad Airways has donated school supplies to underprivileged children studying at Noshera Mewat Public Middle School near New Delhi, India.
The donation was presented at the official re-opening of the school, which has been fully rebuilt with funds raised by the Abu Dhabi-based airline. Students received over 1,000 school bags, stationery, meals, uniforms, shoes and other garments.
A senior delegation from Etihad Airways presented the donation which was funded through charitable initiatives from staff, including ‘Walk for a Cause’, garage sales and a football tournament held during the Holy month of Ramadan.
The delegation, headed by Khaled Al Mehairbi, senior vice president of Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Hub, welcomed the participation of Dr Ahmed Albanna, the UAE Ambassador to India and, Kavita Joshi, Jet Airways’ head of sales, Northern India.
Al Mehairbi, who also serves as chairman of Etihad Airways’ Sports and Social Committee, said: “We are delighted to launch this initiative just before Diwali and sincerely hope we were able to make a positive impact in these young children’s lives. As the UAE’s national carrier, we are pleased to once again reaffirm our commitment to Indian society and give back to those in need. Etihad’s family is proud to play a part in helping these students pursue their studies and in raising global awareness of the importance of education to the less fortunate.