SOURCE: Children of Ethiopia Education Fund

September 10, 2007 12:06 ET

9/11 Is a New Beginning for Americans and Ethiopians

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - As 9/11 draws close, America will once again reflect on the tragic past of 2001 and build strength to move forward. Similarly, Ethiopians will remember their humble past but press on into the optimistic future on 9/11 in celebration of the Ethiopian Millennium marking 2000 years of Ethiopian culture.

In celebration of the millennium and years of tradition, the Children of Ethiopia Education Fund (COEEF) is bringing 11 stunning Ethiopian girls, ages 7-12, to California in their 2nd National Dance Tour in honor of the much anticipated Ethiopian Millennium.

The COEEF Mesgana Dancers have received international attention through their cultural dance and song that opens eyes and hearts to a message of hope and celebration about life no matter how humble the situation. The girls represent over 1,100 girls and boys in Ethiopia who have been given a chance at an outstanding private education, help with medical costs and basic supplies in Ethiopia by generous sponsors through COEEF.

"If you educate a child, you educate a nation. By them, our future can be made brighter." This is the COEEF motto that founders Norm and Ruthann Perdue have made possible for several young Ethiopians through donors. Without an education, children in Ethiopian may be forced into other ways of living and will contract AIDS/HIV. With an education, these children have a chance to make a living for themselves and their family through what they learn and who they grow to be.

To celebrate a fresh beginning with the COEEF Mesgana Dancers, visit them at one of their remaining California performances:

9/13 Ontario, Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium at Chaffey High School - 7 p.m.
9/14 Los Angeles, USC Bovard Auditorium - 7 p.m.

For more information about the COEEF Mesgana Dancers and tickets, visit

Contact Information

    Jennifer Mann
    PR Representative
    COEEF - Mesgana Dancers
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