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easyJet and UNICEF launch Every Child Can Fly Campaign

02/04/2024 by .
easyJet and UNICEF launch Every Child Can Fly Campaign

easyJet and UNICEF have launched their  Every Child Can Fly campaign, the new phase of their partnership to support UNICEF’s goal of ensuring all children at primary and lower secondary levels are enrolled in school by 2030.

easyJet and UNICEF’s Every Child Can Fly campaign will raise vital funds to change millions of children’s lives, including contributing to UNICEF’s target of providing access to learning opportunities for 114 million children and digital education for 148.6 million children around the world.

The campaign will raise funds via on board collections from the cabin crew. The launch coincides with the airline’s busy holiday period, which will see it fly over five million customers on 40,000 flights  across its network.

In 2022, 70% of 10-year-olds in low- and middle-income countries could not read and understand simple text. This figure has worsened by 13% since COVID-19 school closures.

UNICEF’s education roadmap aims to tackle the current global learning crisis by helping to ensure all children have the right to a quality education, including during emergencies. The new ‘Every Child Can Fly’ campaign will deliver fundraising efforts in the coming years to support UNICEF’s aspiration to achieve every child’s universal right to learn by 2030.

Johan Lundgren, easyJet CEO, commented:

“We are incredibly proud to be launching our new ‘Every Child Can Fly’ partnership with UNICEF, which will support the delivery of impactful programmes to help children shape their future, alongside UNICEF’s crucial work protecting children in times of emergency. 

“It has been a privilege to have supported UNICEF for over a decade during which time our customers and crew have raised almost £17 million onboard our flights. I would like to thank any customers who are able to donate this Easter for their kindness and generosity in helping make a real difference to the lives of millions of children around the world.”

easyJet and UNICEF launch Every Child Can Fly Campaign

Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive at The UK National Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) said:

“Children around the world are affected by a growing learning crisis. Only 30% of 10-year-olds from low- and middle- income countries can read a simple sentence. Today, more than ever, children and their futures need to be protected.

Thanks to partners such as easyJet, UNICEF works around the clock to support children and build innovative programmes that give the most vulnerable children in accessing their right to learn. I would like to use this opportunity to thank the incredible team at easyJet for continuing to stand by children, as we announce the new phase of our partnership into the coming years. With enhanced access to quality education, every child can fly.”

Since 2012, easyJet customers and cabin crew have raised nearly £17 million towards UNICEF’s appeals, enabling the child rights organisation to protect millions of children around the world from disease and keep them safe during emergencies.

Tell mem more about the easyJet and UNICEF Every Child Can Fly Campaign

The contribution of easyJet customers has already supported UNICEF to reach more than 169 million children to help develop relevant skills and build their futures. Since 2018, a fundraising total of £2.7 million has contributed towards UNICEF’s work to provide every child with an opportunity to access learning.

With the new partnership, easyJet has also become a Founding Member of UNICEF UK’s Emergency Alliance alongside other businesses to support the delivery of UNICEF’s life-saving work in emergency settings. Members will play a key role in ensuring that UNICEF can support children and families before, during, and after an emergency, through financial contributions and awareness raising activities. UNICEF UK is calling on other committed businesses to become members of the Emergency Alliance.



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