Virgin Atlantic Airways partners with New Life Medical and Educational Trust to offer quality Medical Aid to Mumbai’s Street Children Project Zindagi Devakana to benefit nearly 1800 children in Mumbai
Virgin Atlantic Airways’ ‘Change for Children’ is an onboard appeal in aid of charities undertaking projects that benefit children worldwide.
Virgin Atlantic Airways’ ‘Change for Children’ is an onboard appeal in aid of charities undertaking projects that benefit children worldwide. The onboard charity, ‘Change for Children’, takes all the loose foreign change that no-one knows what to do with and uses it to support charities that undertake specific healthcare projects for the benefit of children worldwide. "Getting involved and doing things differently, it’s always been the Virgin way. With our support for NLMET and Rachael’s Children’s Trust, Virgin Atlantic Airways stands committed to make a sustainable difference in the region." said Judith Wilcox, Regional Manager, India Subcontinent, Virgin Atlantic Airways.
In India, ‘Zindagi Devakana’ has been chosen to benefit from Virgin Atlantic Airways’ initiative. Zindagi Devakana currently provides over 1800 children in the balwadis with mobile medical and dental screening. This will also include the provision of the required drugs and vitamins that are prescribed by the clinicians.
Zindagi is an initiative of the Rachael’s Children’s Trust which is a Diaspora led charity registered in the United Kingdom. The children who would normally not have access to quality preschool education are benefiting from the Balwadi project run by New Life Medical and Educational Trust in Mumbai India. NLMET, a non profit organization set up in 1982, presently runs 42 balwadis in the city of Mumbai with a total strength of 2,368 children.
“The program targets street children and works among communities where education is a low priority. Today’s street children of Mumbai have the capacity to become tomorrow’s leaders of the nation” said Dr. S. Joseph, Founder and President, NLMET.
Naomi Hendricks, Founder, Rachael’s Children’s Trust added, “India’s children are her future. By focusing on her marginalized children, our initiative Zindagi, in collaboration with NGO’s, academic institutions and the business community aims to make a contribution to our nation in order to help realize the vision 2020 of the former President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam.”