British Airways Donates Tickets, Volunteer Hours to buildOn

As buildOn’s new Global Airline Sponsor, British Airways is donating 50 round-trip airline tickets to Malawi to buildOn’s after-school service program. A group of students left from Chicago, IL for Malawi this week using this generous gift.

“British Airways has always been a proud supporter of causes like buildOn,” says Simon Talling-Smith, Executive Vice President, British Airways Americas. “We are a global airline and believe that there is an important part that we can play in improving people’s lives around the world. buildOn does exactly that with an impressive record of success and we are delighted to partner with this unique organization.”

In addition to sponsoring the students’ airfare, British Airways’ employees will raise funds and travel to construct a buildOn school in Nicaragua. Through this partnership employees will also contribute significant volunteer hours alongside buildOn students in their local communities.

“We are extremely excited by this powerful and inspiring partnership with British Airways,” says buildOn Founder & CEO Jim Ziolkowski. “We are honored that they are not only supporting our programs with the donation of airfare, but that their employees will be working side-by-side with our students and in the villages to help end the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations.”

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