Published — Sunday 11 November 2012
Last update 11 November 2012 3:53 am
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has made a donation to two social welfare organizations in Katmandu as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program in Nepal.
Staff from the airline’s head office in Abu Dhabi joined local colleagues to deliver care parcels, consisting of packed lunches and blankets, during visits to elderly citizens and children in need.
The two groups are in the care of the Prayas Nepals’ children’s home and Aamako Ghar, a non-profit organization founded by philanthropist Dil Shova Shrestha to help abandoned elderly people.
Etihad Airways Country Manager in Nepal Pawana Shrestha said: “Etihad Airways is committed to active participation in causes that assist people and communities across its global network. As winter is quickly approaching, we hope that our donation will assist the elderly citizens and young orphans brave the cold and bring a smile to their faces.”
Etihad Airways’ Head of CSR and Sustainability Anne Tullis said: “Etihad Airways’ corporate social responsibility program has expanded considerably in recent years along with our commitment to a CSR policy and plan that is wholly embedded in our business.”
“Our initiatives in Nepal are focused on supporting less fortunate communities, and in the longer term, driving development and empowerment that will allow communities to become self-sufficient.”