Rotarians come together to support Koshe tragedy relief


Rotary Clubs of Addis Ababa donated over 100,000 birr to support the 340 victims of the tragic accident at Koshe that claimed the lives of 113 people and destroyed hundreds of homes on the outskirts of the public dump.

The Rotary Club Entoto which is the only Francophone Club in the District, mobilized all the Rotary Clubs of Ethiopia to raise donations which went to support the victims.

Following a preliminary visit by a delegation from the Rotary Club Entoto and Addis Ababa West, Rotarians from Ethiopia were able to mobilize more than 100,000 birr to purchase priority food and health products that the delegation identified as needs by  the affected people and on-site support services.

The donation was made on Thursday, March 23, 2017 by the Rotary delegation that went Koshe and delivered a truck of non-perishable food products such as powdered milk and pasta as well as sanitary products.

Beyond this symbolic gesture, Rotary clubs of Ethiopia committed to participate fully in the rehabilitation program for families that remain vulnerable.

Created in Chicago a century ago by businessman Paul Harris and his friends, Rotary International has grown into a huge global network with 1.2 million members in more than 35,000 Clubs in nearly 177 countries, including Ethiopia.

The overriding goal of Rotary is to serve the most disadvantaged communities through actions aimed at: promoting peace, health, the wellbeing of mothers and children, access to safe drinking water, sanitation and development of local economies.