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On average, more than 10 million people fly every day. Through the Click for Change Campaign, we have begun the journey to enable any of these travelers to make a donation to UNICEF when they buy travel online, directly helping the world’s most disadvantaged children. (UNICEF does not endorse any brand, product or service)
"For us, this partnership with Amadeus, who developed the donation engine that made it possible, is very valuable, since it enables our customers to join together for a common cause. It means going beyond the usual business-customer relationship in order to work on a joint project that is different from our usual activity. Several factors have contributed to the success of this partnership, including the ease of making a donation, the fact that donations go directly to UNICEF, and the hundreds of thousands of customers that access Iberia.com worldwide."
"Finnair and UNICEF have cooperated for 20 years, which makes UNICEF Finnair’s oldest partner. The cooperation entered a new phase in October 2014 when Amadeus added a donation option to Finnair’s online booking engine, enabling travelers to ‘Click for Change’. When booking flights, customers can now donate one, five, or ten Euros to the UNICEF Schools for Asia initiative, which aims to change the lives of children through education in 11 Asian countries."
"At Almundo we are convinced that through travel, we transform people. And by transforming people, we transform the world. Thanks to this partnership with UNICEF and Amadeus, and to the collaboration of our travelers, we will be able to change the lives of many children and teenagers in the communities we operate. This initiative is important to us, because we have the potential to make a great impact through our reach. Together with our community of more than 3 million travelers, we will touch the lives of countless children."
"Our promise goes beyond providing exceptional service to travelers. Our corporate citizenship strategy, “Avianca Citizen”, seeks to be an agent of transformation for the people and communities which we serve, with special focus on health and education programs for children and teenagers. Click for Change will help Avianca do this and so much more."
The program is open to more travel websites. Interested in participating?
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life. All children deserve the chance to be happy and healthy, to explore their world safely, and to reach their full potential.
Yet the rights of millions of children are blocked by deprivation and discrimination based on factors beyond their control – their gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, place of birth or whether they live with a disability, for example.
When children do not have a fair chance in life, significant inequalities emerge between those who have the most and those who have the least. Those inequalities are passed from generation to generation in a vicious circle that has significant economic, political and social consequences – leading to an unequal and unfair world.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
With smart investments and targeted actions, every child can have a fair chance in life.
When combining technology with the scale and reach of travel players like major airlines and online travel agencies, there is real potential to raise millions of dollars for those most in need. That is why Amadeus is facilitating a donation engine that enables the travel industry to solicit micro-donations from people around the world when they buy travel online.
The Amadeus Donation Engine works simply and effectively "behind the scenes" of online travel selling platforms. It enables the travel industry to solicit micro-donations securely and easily from people around the world, when they buy travel online. These micro-donations will be pooled together by UNICEF and dedicated to children´s projects in countries where there is critical need.
Travelers buying tickets on Iberia.com, Finnair.com, Almundo.com & Avianca.com have an opportunity to make a micro-donation towards children´s projects around the world. The program is open to more travel websites. Interested in participating? Click here .
The global program to raise donations online through the travel industry combines four key strengths in a way that today remains untapped:
Travel providers and sellers, such as airline websites and online travel agents, can integrate a donation box on the online booking pages allowing travelers to simply add a donation to UNICEF as they complete the shopping process online. The donation payment is processed as a separate transaction from the travel purchase, simplifying things for the partner and for UNICEF. For the traveler, the micro-donation process itself will be simple and user friendly: a single click, that’s it.
If a traveler chooses to make a donation, they will receive a confirmation email.
"The technology solution that Amadeus has provided to UNICEF as a philanthropic contribution will help UNICEF harness a collective, global action to raise funds for children. We truly believe that investing in today’s children, especially in relation to their health and education helps break the cycle of poverty, contributing to create more stable societies and sustainable growth."
Tomás Lopez Fernebrand,
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Amadeus.
Every year, millions of children are born and need to be immunized. Vaccines keep children safe by protecting them against disease. Yet every day, almost a third of children under 5 die, usually because they don’t get the health care and life-saving vaccines they need. Diseases like measles, polio, tetanus, tuberculosis, diphtheria and whooping cough are all easily and cheaply preventable by immunization. Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health investments we can make for future generations. We provide vaccines to immunize one in three of the world’s children against preventable diseases. Join us and help us to change children´s lives.
The resources generated through Almundo.com enter the general budget of UNICEF Argentina programs. The UNICEF activities in Argentina can be seen here .
Schools for Asia initiative supports quality education for more than 40 million children in 11 countries in Asia. The greatest investment a nation can make is in the education of its children. Education leads to greater economic growth, improved public health, and a more resilient and peaceful society. The Schools for Asia Initiative aims to do just that – to help build a world where every child can grow up to be healthy, protected from harm, and educated so they can reach their full potential. Launched in 2012, Schools for Asia supports the UNICEF education program in 11 countries in Asia, in four program areas: early learning, quality learning, equity and education in emergencies. Thanks to this support over 40 million children have directly benefited from a better education.