Airline’s foundation flies underprivileged children from Rumah Anak Yatim Tambunan as part of Project Hope. The children arrived at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport and were met by AirAsia Group Head of Ancillary Income, Al-Ishsal Ishak who joined them on their flight to Kuala Lumpur. Most of the children have not been on a flight before. On board, the children were entertained by the flight attendants with a special magic show as well as other activities which included prizes for the participants.
They were also given a chance to observe the cockpit area of the Airbus A320 aircraft.
Upon their arrival at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal in Sepang, they were received by AirAsia Berhad Chief Executive Officer, Aireen Omar who was delighted to meet them. She said,
“The AirAsia Foundation is proud to be part of Project Hope. Having these 40 children from Rumah Anak Yatim Tambunan on the flight with us was a delight and we certainly hope it will be a memorable experience for all of them.”
Founded in 2012, the AirAsia Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the AirAsia Group entrusted to share the company’s values of entrepreneurship, equal opportunity and innovation throughout ASEAN. Under its Charter, the Foundation is mandated to support social enterprises as a way of empowering underprivileged individuals, as well as projects that seek to preserve and revive the region’s unique cultural heritage. Through its work, the Foundation is committed to helping build an ASEAN Community of the future.
Photo 1 – AirAsia Berhad Chief Executive Officer, Aireen Omar receiving and greeting the children of Rumah Anak Yatim Tambunan upon their arrival at LCC Terminal, Sepang.
Photo 2 – Children from Rumah Anak Yatim Tambunan, Sabah together with (third row, third from left) AirAsia Group Head of Ancillary Income, Al-Ishsal Ishak; (second row, eight from left) AirAsia Berhad Chief Executive Officer, Aireen Omar and (third row, fourth from left) World Marketing Summit Malaysia 2013 (the organizer of Project Hope) Strategic Partnership Manager, Fabian Selva upon their arrival at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal in Sepang from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.