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Dragonair works with Disha Foundation as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility


Kolkata (Nov. 14, 2014): The Dragonair team took more than 80 children from the Disha Foundation to visit the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum in Kolkata. This was the first activity of its kind to be organized for these children and they had a wonderful time. Dragonair organized transport for the children and staff to and from the museum and also sponsored lunch after the museum visit.

Earlier this year, the Dragonair team sponsored carrom boards to Disha Foundation. They sponsored prizes for the carrom tournaments held amongst the children. Disha has a lot of co-curricular activities for the children like karate, yoga, scouts & cubs, dancing, singing, art & craft etc. but carrom was introduced by Dragonair.

Disha Foundation is a Non Governmental organization devoted to improving the lives of slum-children. The main objective of the organization is educate, empower, enable and encourage the socially marginalized and disadvantaged school-going children in Kolkata to be good, reliable, responsible and confident Indian Citizens. It focuses on the all round development of these children by facilitating their exposure to education and extracurricular activities. It aims to broaden their horizon and empower them to actively work towards realizing their future goals.

Charlie Stewart-Cox, General Manager South Asia, Middle East & Africa says, “It’s great to work in partnership with an organization like Disha Foundation that supports a noble cause. Dragonair is committed to contributing to the community it serves and this is one of our many endeavors to do our bit for society. We are delighted to be able to contribute and would like to plan more of such events in the future which gives us an opportunity to help those in need.”

Neena Singh, Founder of Disha Foundation, says, “It’s wonderful to see business establishments like Dragonair taking a step forward to spend time with our children to help us achieve our aim. We greatly appreciate the team members’ effort to take the children for a day out in the city.  The children thoroughly enjoyed their time and also learned a lot from the museum visit. We are grateful to the Dragonair team for this gesture.” 

In recent years Dragonair, along with sister airline Cathay Pacific Airways has worked with Habitat for Humanity in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru, Muktangan in Mumbai, Udavam Karangal in Chennai, The Naandi Foundation and Manchikalalu Organization in Hyderabad, Butterflies in Delhi and Calcutta Rescue in Kolkata.