OIA Mihur Gedame Elementary School
As part of OIA's corporate social responsibility initiatives in Ethiopia, the Company has contributed 1 Million Birr towards catering to the needs of the children habiting the Mihur Gedame orphanage. In a ceremony at the Embassy of India on 6th May 2008, the cheque was handed over by OIA's Chairman Ambassador Dr. V. B. Soni to His Holiness Abune Melketsedic, Archbishop of Ethiopian Orthodox Church, in-charge of Gurage Kembata, Hadia and South Zone. The school authorities have since used the funds to build a separate school and an integrated dormitory unit, of which the construction was completed in May of 2012. Inaugurated on the 26th May 2012 by Mr. Bhabani Shankar from OIA Ms. Katleen Vermeire from FINADO Ethiopia-Belgium, this initiative has greatly added to the capacity and comfort of the children living in this orphanage.