The Airbus Foundation and Thai Airways International (THAI) today delivered over 1,000 kits of backpacks and classroom stationery to 400 underprivileged children in Narathiwas Province.
The ceremony took place at the Special Marine Unit, Chulabhorn Camp Tambon Khok Tien, Ampur Muang, Narathiwas Province and was attended by senior executives and representatives of THAI, the Royal Thai Navy and Airbus.
The humanitarian goods were donated by the Airbus Foundation, its partner Aviation Without Borders and the International School of Toulouse, France, and transported to Thailand aboard an THAI A350-900 delivery flight in July 2017. Students of the International School of Toulouse collected and carefully assembled the kits.
THAI and the Airbus Foundation have jointly organized five goodwill delivery flights since 2011, transporting some 20 tons of humanitarian aid, medical equipment, clothes, toys and school supplies.
About the Airbus Foundation
The Airbus Foundation, chaired by Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus, includes Airbus, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space as founding and contributing members. It is the company’s vehicle for corporate philanthropy, using the group’s resources, aeronautic and space products, competencies, diverse workforce and culture for driving innovation to address societal issues. In particular, the Foundation supports the global humanitarian community and inspires and prepares young people for the challenges of tomorrow. Since its launch in May 2008, the Airbus Foundation has facilitated more than 60 relief or goodwill flights to numerous destinations around the globe. More information can be found at http://company.airbus.com/responsibility/Foundation.html. Follow us on Twitter: @AirbusFdn