On the 22nd of February, PROJECT-E’s Swiss association held its first event themed “PROJECT-E presents…”. More than 20 interested peopled and friends of the association attended this event, which took place in the Ethiopian-Eritrean restaurant Mesob in Zurich.
The event started off with a presentation of the history and vision of PROJECT-E and of our current activities. Caroline Wanders talked about her memorable time in Addis Ababa and the development of the students that she was able to observe. Afterwards, the film maker Marwan Abdalla showed his short movie “Ethiopia Empowers” about PROJECT-E (WATCH ON YOUTUBE!) and talked about his impressions of the association in Addis Ababa and the work on the movie.
Later that evening we enjoyed Ethiopian dinner together and learned about the table manners of “gursha”, the Ethiopian tradition of placing a piece of Injera in another person’s mouth at the table. We also talked about future plans of the Swiss association and PROJECT-E in Ethiopia. At the end of the night, the owner of the restaurant surprised us with a donation in the form of two vouchers for his restaurant. All in all, the evening was a great success and gave us lots of motivations for future gatherings and events for PROJECT-E and our designated goal to empower women.
Written by Caroline Wanders