DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways is proud to announce the launch of its online donation facility to support the ‘Educate A Child’ programme, further extending its partnership with the Education Above All Foundation.
Travellers can now donate online when booking a flight on Qatar Airways’ website, as well as using the on-board donation envelopes that are collected by the cabin crew. Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system, its Oryx Magazine and social media networks are all being utilised to promote and create awareness about the new donation facility and the Educate A Child programme.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is honoured to partner with Educate A Child, and to support the Education Above All Foundation to achieve its goal to provide 10 million children with primary education by the end of the 2015/2016 school year. As Qatar’s national carrier we are proud to spread awareness around the world about this important programme.”
Travellers can donate online while booking their itinerary on Qatar Airways website www.qatarairways.com. When booking a small dialogue box will show the EAC donation options that vary from a minimum of USD1 to a maximum of USD50.
Educate A Child received QAR2.4 million in November 2014 as a result of the Qatar Airways partnership. This year, the airline has introduced online donations to increase this charitable contribution even further and make it easier for passengers to donate in the future.
Educate A Child was launched in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser as a global programme of the Education Above All Foundation and aims to significantly reduce the number of children worldwide who are denied their right to education. EAC works with partner organisations towards its mission to trigger substantial breakthroughs in providing out of school children faced with extreme poverty, cultural barriers and conflict affected environments an opportunity for a full curriculum of primary education.
Qatar Airways is a partner of Educate A Child, and offers its global communications platforms to EAC to reach over 23 million passengers per year, who fly on its network to 146 worldwide destinations, to realise its goals.
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About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 18th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 152 aircraft flying to 146 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2014 by Skytrax for the second year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
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About Educate A Child
Launched in 2012, EAC aims to trigger significant breakthroughs in providing quality primary education to the 58 million children who currently have no access to schooling. Through EAC supported programming, children overcome barriers to educational access and retention. With the overall goal of successfully completing an entire cycle of quality primary education, EAC strives to improve both individual and social outcomes for these children. For more information, visit www.educateachild.org
About Education Above All
Education Above All (EAA) is a global initiative founded in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar. EAA’s aim is to build a global movement that contributes to human, social and economic development through quality education and other welfare programmes and initiatives. With a particular focus on areas affected by poverty, conflict and disaster, EAA champions the needs of children and youth and empowers them to be active members of their communities. By meeting the demand for education, EAA equips them to support sustainable development and to nurture environments of peace, security, justice and prosperity. EAA is the umbrella organisation overseeing three core programmes: Educate A Child, Al Fakhoora and Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC), as well as one special project, the Kakuma Project.