Our partnership with UNICEF
Change for Good
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, is proud to be working in partnership with UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, to help protect children’s lives against polio around the world.
We’ve been supporting the Change for Good campaign since July 2012. The campaign forms part of our three-year commitment to raising funds for UNICEF, the world’s leading organisation focusing on children and child rights.
Thanks to the generosity of our customers we’ve been able to help raise over £3 million for UNICEF to date, an incredible achievement. The funds raised have gone towards protecting children from some of the most deadly diseases.
This year we’re supporting UNICEF to protect children against polio. We’ll be collecting on all our flights for 10 weeks. Polio is crippling and deadly disease with no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines.
This summer, join us and our crew as we go further to protect children from polio.
Our field trips
In April 2014 easyJet people travelled to Mauritania, West Africa to see how donations have made a difference to the lives of mums and babies.
The easyJet team travelled 1000 miles through Mauritania, from the capital Nouakchott to the remote village Kankossa, through the desert, witnessing first hand the extreme distances and terrains UNICEF
travels to reach the most vulnerable child. Trekking over sand dunes for miles the team saw pop up clinics under trees and met with local families to learn about the dangers to children if they’re not vaccinated against polio and other diseases.
In summer 2013, easyJet people travelled to Ghana, West Africa, to see how money raised through your donations is helping UNICEF
to provide life-saving vaccines to children.
The team visited the rural districts of Northern Ghana to see how UNICEF
delivers life-saving vaccines to children at risk from diseases including measles, diphtheria and tetanus living in West and Central Africa.
The easyJet group followed the last stages of the ‘cold chain’; the journey that a vaccine takes. After seeing where vaccines are stored in the regional centre Tamale, in industrial-grade refrigerators supplied by UNICEF
the group then travelled to a rural health centre. There they met Community Health Nurse Paulina Dumba and followed her on her motorbike with vaccines carried in a specially designed cool box as she delivered and administered them to children in rural locations.
Ghana photos by Pank Sethi Photography
Where the money you donate is being spent
Funds raised by easyJet in 2012 and 2013 enabled UNICEF to vaccinate 4 million mothers and children against left-threatening diseases in countries across West and Central Africa. Funds also went to supporting the growing crisis in Syria. Now in it’s fourth year, funds from passengers helped supply much needed winter clothes and blankets to children, as well as polio vaccines. Also supporting The Philippines Typhoon Emergency in 2013, funds from easyJet passengers went to clean drinking water, and School in a Box kits.
All the money collected by cabin crew at the end of our 1,200-plus daily flights goes to helping fund UNICEF’s life-saving work. This money is making a real difference. UNICEF relies entirely on voluntary donations from individuals, governments, institutions and corporations, and is not funded by the UN budget.
Thank you for your support.