Our Executive Director and founder of Joy Center for Autism, Ms. Zemi Yenus has met Mexican Ambassador to Ethiopia, His Excellency Mr. Victor M. Travino at his office and discussed issues with regard to autism and related conditions in Ethiopia.
Creating new partnership and working together on resource mobilization and as well as organizing fundraising events for the construction of the new Joy Center of Excellence for Autism building are among the main discussions they had.
Explaining her driving purpose to work on autism and the ambition to incept this autism center to the ambassador, Zemi acknowledged his will to meet her and the good welcoming gesture he showed to her and as well as his conspicuous enthusiasm towards forging partnership with Nia. The Executive Director also recalled all the challenges she went through during the establishment to the ambassador.
Ambassador Travino on his part pointed out a long standing historical and bilateral relations that Ethiopia and Mexico have had so far and reassured his embassy’s key interest and readiness to work in partnership with Nia Foundation in terms of creating more awareness about autism in Ethiopia, safeguarding the rights of children with autism and mobilizing resources for the Joy Center for Autism.
A fundraising event will be held soon in close coordination with the Mexican Embassy here in Ethiopia at the land where Joy Center of Excellence for Autism building is under construction; it was noted during the discussion.