Another important fund raising campaign was conducted in Europe by Fr. Tekle Mekonnen, President of ECUSTA and Mr. Walter Panzeri , Project Director from October 28 to November 15, 2013.
The highlights of their visits included: ECUSTA delegation together with Friends of ECUSTA in Italy, led by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi (Nuncio Geneva) had the opportunity to be present at the Regular Wednesday Papal Audience; it was an honor and blessing for the delegation and ECUSTA President had a personal interaction and received Papal blessings. Met with Dr. Lorenzo Borghese of International cooperation Bambin Gesu Hospital (Rome) and sought support for ECUSTA in Academic program (curriculum for Health Sciences. ECUSTA delegation also visited Brescia University where they had useful discussions with the officials for a possible future partnership through signing of an MOU. St. Egidio Community: They discussed issues relating to possibility of conducting a Workshop or a Seminar in Addis Ababa on Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. Had Follow up discussions at Padua Catholic University, with focus on MBA in Global Business and Sustainability Social Entrepreneurship. Their final visit was to the Padua University to follow up and strengthen the already established relations – School of Technology at ECUSTA. With continued communications and collaboration with Friends of ECUSTA, local and global (on fund raising campaigns as well as exchange of academic programs, ECUSTA is committed in working hard to get fully involved in sustainable operations and achieve its set goals.
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