Written by Emily Will
Ethiopian President Girma Wolde-Giorgis presented a first-place “Green Award” to a Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) partner organization in a televised ceremony, Feb. 7.
The award, which includes a plaque, certificate and green band saying “green hero,” recognizes Migibare Senay Children and Family Support Organization (MSCFSO) for its outstanding work in restoring exhausted land for agricultural use, by and for impoverished individuals and families.
The World Council of Churches’ general secretary, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, met in separate meetings with H.H. Abune Paulos, partriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and with Ethiopia’s president, Girma Woldegiorgis, to discuss development and regional peace.