Qatar Airways partners with Smile Foundation to celebrate Mother’s Day
~Leading Television Actress Sakshi Tanwar spread warmth and joy with underprivileged kids~
09 May 2019, Mumbai, India – Qatar Airways and Smile Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works towards benefiting over 75,000 children every year through welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, together celebrated Mother’s Day with the underprivileged children of the organization. The event saw famous television actress and the queen of small screen – Sakshi Tanwar interacting and playing with the children today at Smile Partner – SHED (Society for Human and Environment Development).
Qatar Airways is a proud supporter of Educate- A Child programme, which helps in providing quality primary school education to millions of out-of-school children globally. Through this initiative, Qatar Airways on the occasion of Mother’s Day provided underprivileged children of a Smile Foundation with games that stimulate and charge early childhood development. This programme works towards the mind growth of the child and enhances learning ability to absorb new information effectively and efficiently.
Sakshi Tanwar, known for playing mother-led roles on television and the big screen, spread warmth and love to these underprivileged children. The children welcomed her at their Remedial Education Center and interacted with her. They spoke about the importance of mothers in their lives and how their mothers have helped them in supporting and getting the best of education that they can afford. Later, Sakshi spoke about the role of mothers in molding and building the child’s future. Post the interactive session, the group of children were divided into teams for an art competition – creating the best greeting card for their mother which was judged by Sakshi. The wining team won prizes from Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways Senior Manager ISC, Commercial Management, Mr. Naveen Chawla, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Smile Foundation on the occasion of Mother’s Day supporting the underprivileged children here in Mumbai. Corporate Social Responsibility is an important pillar for us at Qatar Airways and we have been working extensively to support education for children across the globe.”
Commenting on the association, Smile Foundation spokesperson said, “Smile Foundation, an organization working for betterment of lives of children for the last 17 years has collaborated today with Qatar Airways to celebrate Mother’s day. The children of the center, SHED, supported by Smile Foundation actively participated in the event and was very happy for the joint collaboration with Qatar Airways team to celebrate Mother’s day with fun filled activity.”
Corporate Social Responsibility is an important part of Qatar Airways’ values. In 2017 the airline renewed its sponsorship as Official Airline Partner to Orbis UK for a further three years. The airline has been a proud sponsor of Orbis and its blindness prevention programmes since 2012. Additionally, the airline has partnered with Doha’s Shafallah Centre, Qatar’s special needs association, to provide adults with special needs employment opportunities at Qatar Airways.
A multiple-award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide.
Qatar Airways will add a number of new destinations to its extensive route network in 2019, including Malta; Lisbon, Portugal; Izmir, Turkey; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; and Mogadishu, Somalia.
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Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 160 business and leisure destinations on board a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network this year, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways has been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, four times.
Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, features the industry’s first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.
Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 160 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, B777, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2022 World Cup, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world’s leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 160 key business and leisure destinations globally on more than 250 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 16 Boeing 777 freighters and five Airbus A330 freighters.