The Emirates Airline Foundation is a non-profit charity organisation which aims to improve the quality of life for children, regardless of geographical, political, or religious boundaries, and to help them maintain or improve their human dignity.
The foundation’s aim is to help disadvantaged children realise their full potential by providing them with the basics, which most of them take for granted such as food, medicine, housing and education.
Focusing particularly on children trapped in extreme poverty, the foundation, made up of volunteer employees and friends of the Emirates Group, strives to reduce illness and childhood mortality rates.
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman & Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, the foundation provides humanitarian, philanthropic aid and services for children, with the minimum amount of administrative expense.
A board of directors, made up of senior Emirates Group management, decides on what projects to target with funds, which their passengers and staff help build through their kind donations.
The projects, either existing charities or new initiatives, are located primarily at Emirates’ destinations where local Emirates staff volunteers can participate and oversee their management, along with any assistance local communities may provide.
They are established by the permission of the Dubai Government and the accounts are audited by internal and external auditors. Their goal is to use 95 per cent of donated funds exclusively for the children, with five per cent allocated to administration costs.
The use of funds is regularly audited by the Emirates Group Finance department and the Internal Audit department, while the foundation’s accounts are also audited by an external firm.
HOW THEY HELP
Compassion and caring for children in need are moral necessities. They all look for ways in which to give, but it’s not always easy. The Emirates Airline Foundation ensures your donations are put to work in ways that truly benefit children in need.
The foundation has already done a lot of good work since its launch on 25th February 2003.
Every child deserves protection from disease. Every child deserves to live without pain. The Emirates Airline Foundation aims to provide healthcare to children in need through projects like the Emirates Friendship Hospital Ship in Bangladesh and various projects in Africa, India, Sri Lanka and beyond. They hope to reach out to more countries on their network soon.
They fund medical equipment, therapy supplies, build or refurbish old hospitals and provide wellness services. In addition, they give away thousands of Skywards Miles to doctors on humanitarian missions. These Miles are exchanged for air tickets.
Your gift to the foundation in the form of donations or Skywards Miles helps to ensure healthcare is made available to some of the most disadvantaged children in the world.
Every child deserves a safe place to call home. The Emirates Airline Foundation aims to provide safety and security for destitute children by providing them with a roof over their heads. Having a home provides these children with a base from which they can go on to acquire education, employment and hopefully prosperity. The foundation has also funded hospices where abandoned children afflicted with HIV/AIDS have found shelter and care.
Your gift to the foundation in the form of donations helps to ensure housing is made available to some of the most disadvantaged children in the world.
No child deserves to go hungry. They owe every child the basic right of adequate nourishment. The Emirates Airline Foundation aims to prevent children going hungry by providing them the means to basic nutritional requirements. They realise that while they take their food for granted, many children go day after day without sufficient food and water. The foundation reaches out to these children by paying for food supplies at various charities across their network.
Your gift to the foundation in the form of donations helps to ensure food is made available to some of the most disadvantaged children in the world.
Every child deserves the opportunity to learn and the chance to develop to his or her full potential. The Emirates Airline Foundation aims to provide the resources needed to educate impoverished children so that they might develop the tools for a brighter tomorrow. For so many children education is the way out of poverty. They reach out to the most deserving by funding schools, education programmes and supplies.
Your gift to the Foundation in the form of donations helps to ensure education is made available to some of the most disadvantaged children in the world.