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The Emirates Airline Foundation

Improving the lives of children in need around the world

About the foundation

The Emirates Airline Foundation is a non profit charity organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children who need it the most. The foundation’s work is motivated by the belief that every child deserves access to a safe home, healthcare and education.

Since 2003, the Emirates Airline Foundation has supported over 50 projects and NGOs around the world, from Africa and Bangladesh to the UAE. Through the generous donations of Emirates customers, the foundation has helped to build schools, run medical programmes, provide better quality food, water and housing, and send expert volunteers to where they’re needed most.

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How to donate
Every contribution lights up one more smile. You can help make a difference by donating online now or on your next flight. You can even donate Skywards Miles to fly doctors, engineers and volunteers to projects around the world.
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Projects and initiatives

Read about some of our current initiatives below. You can learn about all our projects by visiting the Emirates Airline Foundation online.
  • The Emirates Friendship Hospital
    A well-equipped hospital ship that over the last 10 years has provided vital medical care to over seven hundred thousand people in isolated communities in Bangladesh.
  • Safe Center for Autism
    Working with specialist service providers in the UK to create a personalised, calm, and inclusive facility in Dubai, with specialised rooms and an improved therapy environment.
  • IIMPACT Girls Education Project
    Offering life-changing primary education in 35 Learning Centres for more than 1,000 girls from disadvantaged communities in rural India.
  • Little Prince Nursery & School
    Providing a holistic education to underprivileged children from the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Virlanie Foundation
    Providing protection, care and a brighter future to vulnerable children and young adults at eight children’s homes in the Philippines.
  • Externato São Francisco de Assis
    Offering a full-time education, three daily meals and extra-curricular activities at a school for underprivileged young children in Brazil.