Social projects and community support
Qatar Airways supports Educate A Child programme
Educate A Child is a global programme that aims to significantly reduce the number of children worldwide denied their fundamental right to education; an extension of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar's mandate as a UNESCO Special Envoy on Basic and Higher Education, a United Nations Millennium Development Goal Advocate and a Steering Committee member of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Global Education First initiative.
Qatar Airways pledged its support to Educate A Child through signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the programme to bring quality primary education to millions of out of school children at a Plenary Session. The airline aims to provide support through its comprehensive suite of communication platforms beneficial in reaching a wide global passenger base to inform and showcase the initiative, including in-flight entertainment systems, in-flight magazines, web site and social media channels as well as financial donations collected on board and monetary contributions from the airline.Learn more about Educate A Child
Supporting the Children’s Brain Tumour Foundation
The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) is an organisation that was established in 1988 to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumours through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.
The diagnosis of brain tumour in a child is the start of a lifelong process that requires daily attention and support from family and friends. CBTF is one of the few organizations that work with both the survivor and their family to support them through a continuum of care--during treatment and well beyond. Although no parent should suffer the loss of a child, the organisation provides bereavement support programs for families as well. The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation's mission is to make sure that these families never feel alone and to fund research to ensure that this devastating disease is eradicated.
Qatar Airways supports the foundation by contributing to the annual benefit organized to raise funds for the foundation.Learn more
Orbis Charitable Trust
Qatar Airways has been named the Official Airline of Orbis UK, a global blindness prevention charity, for a period of two years starting September 2015.
Orbis is an international NGO that transforms lives by working to eliminate avoidable blindness and visual impairment. There are 285 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired, yet a staggering 80 per cent of eye conditions can be prevented or cured.
As the Official Airline of Orbis UK, Qatar Airways flies medical volunteers on duty to the airline’s worldwide destinations.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways believes that global aviation acts as a bridge between communities and people and we are delighted to be able to support causes that affect individuals across every continent. We are proud to offer our support to Orbis UK to help ensure that it can continue to make a significant difference in maintaining and restoring sight to even more people around the world.”Learn more
Save the Dream (International Center for Sports Security)
Qatar Airways is a proud supporter of the Save the Dream (International Center for Sports Security).
The ICSS is an independent non-profit organization that is a globally-renowned and respected leader in sport safety, security and integrity. It plays an increasingly integral role in addressing critical issues in sport, such as corruption, betting fraud and transparency, as well as issues relevant to event safety and venue security.
Qatar Airways has partnered with Save the Dream in various international activations, including the ICSS Save the Dream event in New York and the Save the Dream Week brought to you by Qatar Airways in Italy. Those events addressed important topics related to sports safety and showcased commitment to the growth of underprivileged children through sports.Learn more
Local and international community support
Qatar Airways works with local non-profit organisations in Qatar on various projects in local and international communities. A few of these projects include:
- Medical centre in Pakistan with Qatar Charity
- Children’s trip to KidZania Kuwait with Dhreima and Shafallah
- Ramadan Garangaou children’s activity in Qatar with Qatar Social Rehabilitation Center
- Supporting Autism Speaks
- Supporting MADA Assistive