CSR news round-up
easyJet partners UNICEF
easyJet has signed a partnership with UNICEF to build awareness and cash for the charity. From 2 July passengers will have the option to drop their spare cash into pouches which will fund projects such as vaccinating children for diseases or providing mosquito nets. It will run for three years initially under UNICEF’s ‘Change for Good’ initiative. “This partnership gives us at UNICEF a unique opportunity, to generate significant new support for our vital work with children and also bring information about our mission to an audience of millions,” said David Bull, executive director of UNICEF UK.
LATA Foundation signs three projects
Latin America Travel Association has supported a further three projects through its LATA Foundation charity. The charity has teamed up with the Chilean Tourist Board to provide heating, hot water and repairs to a school for Mapuche Pwenche children, while it will support the NGO Awamaki in Peru to train women to teach Spanish to tourists and volunteers. Meanwhile the foundation will provide medical equipment for a new health centre in Ecuador.