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Making a Difference: SilkAir Partners Chiang Mai-Based Charity

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 21 January 2015

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has partnered the Childs Dream Foundation, a charitable, not-for-profit organization based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, dedicated to empowering marginalized children and youth in the Mekong Sub-Region, including Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.

We are thrilled to be able to support the good work of Childs Dream. We share their vision in nurturing and empowering the children and youth of these communities and to give them the opportunity to shape their own future and the future of their community, said SilkAirs Chief Executive, Mr. Leslie Thng. We recognize the importance of a robust education and health programme and thus, besides supporting them through providing tickets and cargo, we also hope to spread awareness and inspire more people to support the work of Childs Dream and to be the catalyst of change that these communities need.

Under the three-year partnership, SilkAir will offer a range of support, including tickets for Childs Dream staff for work-related travel between various SilkAir points. In addition, free cargo allowance will be extended for the transportation of donations made to the beneficiaries. This will help the foundation reduce its operating costs and allow funds to be channeled to the organizations core work its projects that support marginalized children.

Co-founder of Childs Dream Foundation, Mr. Marc Jenni, said, We are not just excited to have been chosen to be SilkAirs charity partner for the coming three years but we are also very proud to have gained the trust of such a highly reputable travel partner in the industry. Furthermore, Singapore is an important and growing fundraising market for us and having SilkAir at our side, will help us to keep our administration cost under control. We look very much forward to this partnership for the benefit of many more children, youth and communities in the countries we share.

SilkAir will highlight the NGOs work and projects in Silkwinds, the airlines inflight magazine as well as on its various social media platforms.

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