Finnair’s school campaign collects 60,000 euros

January 30th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Monday said its ‘Change for Good’ campaign, carried out with Unicef Finland to create awareness about clean water and environment for Indian children, collected almost 60,000 euros (Rs.39 lakh).

“The 2011 Finnair Change for Good campaign carried out by Finnair and Unicef Finland collected almost 60,000 euros. Over 16 Christmas-period collections, the campaign carried out on almost all international Finnair flights has collected precisely 1,105,040 euros (Rs.7.2 crore),” the company said in a statement.

The programme has supported the improvement of sanitation and the teaching of hygiene practices in 1,829 schools.

At the start of the project, 15 percent of the schools had hand-washing places, a figure that has risen to 91 percent now.

A new aspect of the campaign this year has been the option of donating Finnair Plus points to Unicef Finland. Over 3 million points have been donated in this way to date.

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