AirAsia and World Vision to help children “See the World”
MANILA, 18 November 2017 – AirAsia in partnership with World Vision celebrates the season of giving through a joint Christmas initiative called “See the World,” an awareness building and fundraising effort for the benefit of Filipino children.
“See the World” aims to raise at least one million pesos to provide sponsorship program for many children across the country. For every AirAsia seats booked or sold in the Philippines from 1 to 31 December 2017, five pesos will be automatically donated to World Vision’s child sponsorship program.
AirAsia Regional Chief Operating Officer Pete Chareonwongsak said, “The collaboration between AirAsia and World Vision represents another step forward in our commitment to the philosophy that no corporation can live apart from the community it serves. As a truly Filipino airline, we will always extend a helping hand to the communities we serve.”
“AirAsia as a global brand is honored to partner with an international relief, development and advocacy organization as we both share the same commitment and passion in helping communities especially children see the wonders of the world through sponsorship programs in education.”
World Vision Philippines National Director Rommel Fuerte, meanwhile, said, “As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of World Vision here in the Philippines, we are very thankful to have this milestone partnership with AirAsia Philippines. With this significant initiative, we can ensure that every peso that will be donated to World Vision will help a lot of underprivileged Filipino children attain their dreams.”
“Christmas in the Philippines is very much celebrated and being involved in this exciting project is truly a gift that enable us to reach out and help as many children as we can.”
Aside from fundraising efforts, “See the World” will feature inspiring stories of children from impoverished communities around the country whose lives have changed and caused other children and communities to aspire for better living conditions.
“See the World” was officially launched on November 18 at Hotel H2O with World Vision Philippines ambassadors led by Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, singer and rapper Quest and radio DJ and host Gelli Victor.
World Vision ambassador Christian Bautista said, “It has been a joy working with World Vision as I am able to help a lot of children. But more than that, I am thankful for the inspiration that these children provide me each day. I am thrilled to be a part of ‘See the World,’ and together let’s make this Christmas a more joyous one through sharing and giving.”
For his part, Quest, also an ambassador for World Vision said, “It feels so good to be able to help and sponsor underprivileged children and to see them soar high and become successful individuals. Helping is easy and with projects such as ‘See the World,’ new are making it easier for all to come together and help every child in need.”
AirAsia Philippines will run a web series online and available on the AirAsia Philippines Facebook page starting November 20.
Keep updated and find out more about “See the World” through the #AirAsiaWorldVision and #SeeTheWorld hashtags.