Our charities’ gratitude for your generosity

Read more about how your donation helped our charities achieve their missions in 2016

This past year, the partner charities of Flying Blue were able to achieve amazing results because of your generous donations. Our charities would like to offer you a heartfelt thank you for your kindness and giving spirit...

Thanks to your help, Close the Gap helped establishing 2 schools for both deaf and visually impaired children in Tanzania. The Air France Foundation was able to support various projects in countries where the airline operates, helping ill, disabled and vulnerable children. In Curaçao and Aruba, UNICEF Netherlands was active in launching the Kids Council, creating a platform for children to participate in decision-making processes. Thanks to Gawad Kalinga, Vincent Tatel was able to fulfil his dream, through schooling and entrepreneurship, of helping 200 farmers develop an organic agriculture farm in the Philippines. He says, “I also dream of sharing my story throughout the world to give hope to those suffering from poverty.”

In addition to education, many charities such as La Chaîne de L’Espoir and Aviation Sans Frontières are offering the poorest children around the world access life-saving procedures in Europe. Valentine, a volunteer for Aviation Sans Frontières, was able to fly a little boy called Boaz to France for a life-saving heart operation. She says, “Last year, thanks to your generosity, more than 150 children like Boaz were helped on the road to recovery. On behalf of all these children, thank you so much!”

Giro555 flew 25 times to the Philippines to assist local aid workers with relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Haiyan. Médecins Sans Frontières was able to deliver emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics and natural disasters, for example in Nigeria and Libya. The French Red Cross was also active in conflict areas, reuniting families torn apart by war. In West Pokot, Kenya, information and advisory events against female genital mutilation in remote villages were organised by Wings of Support. In Myanmar, GERES distributed new and improved cooking stoves through a local chain of 274 entrepreneurs. This alone created 550 jobs, saved 1.6 million tonnes of wood, and prevented 2.4 million tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere. GERES also worked on renewable energy projects in Africa as well as solar-powered houses in Afghanistan.

If you would like to read more about the amazing work that these charities do, please visit our Donate Miles page.

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