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Air France - A Smiling Partnership for Development

Air France-KLM, has joined hands with Smile Foundation to support its different development initiatives. Smile Foundation works on subjects like education, health, livelihood and women and girl child empowerment, in order to be able to bring about holistic development in its target population. And in alignment with this thought exactly, Air France- KLM has extended support to different subjects, with the objective of contributing to all the areas of development.

This partnership started with the airline giant extending support to Smile’s Mission Education programme for the education and health of less privileged children. For this partnership, Air France-KLM participated in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon supporting Smile Foundation. Not only did they support Smile, but also in such a massive platform sensitized the privileged masses about the cause of Sending Every Child to School.

They further extending their support to the girl child beneficiaries of Smile Foundation’s livelihood programme – Smile Twin e-Learning Programme. Air France organized a special celebration of Women’s Day and Holi, to celebrate the spirit of womanhood with the festival of colors, at their office premises in Gurgaon. The event was also participated by all the employees at the office. The objective of this event was not only to give exposure to the girl beneficiaries of STeP regarding the corporate environment and thereby help them in expanding their career horizons; but also to sensitize their own employees about how girls from less privileged backgrounds fight difficult circumstances, aspire high and achieve better lives for themselves and their families. This initiative was organized to sensitize each employee in becoming an individual advocate of the cause and act towards it in their individual capacities.





Sources:

http://smilefoundationindia.org/air_france_klm.htm


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