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Free the Children

Our partner

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Free The Children was founded in Canada in 1995, by 12 year old Craig Kielburger, who read about child labour in developing countries and was so moved he decided to take action.

The organisation has since grown into the world’s largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million young people involved in their  innovative education and development programmes in 45 countries. We are pleased to say that our partnership with Free The Children has been even more successful than we had hoped – particularly because of the shared vision and objectives of Virgin Atlantic and Free The Children, and the synergy in our guiding missions. Free The Children has captured the hearts and minds of our staff, passengers, corporate clients and suppliers alike.

Sustainable international development

Building communities to cover every aspect of development a village needs to grow and become self-sufficient.

- Access to education

- Providing clean water

- Improving healthcare

- Alternative income projects for mothers

'Be The Change' UK school programme

We’re also doing amazing things right here in the UK! By working with Free The Children we’re investing in a fantastic new initiative to educate young people in the UK about the important issues facing the world today. 'Be The Change' is a unique schools-based programme which aims to inspire young people to think global and act local!

- The 'power of one' to affect change.

- Empower them to take action by using their skills and become social entrepreneurs. We’re also doing amazing things right here in the UK! By working with Free The Children we’re investing in a fantastic new initiative to educate young people in the UK about the important issues facing the world today. 'Be The Change' is a unique schools-based programme which aims to inspire young people to think global and act local!

- The 'power of one' to affect change.

- Empower them to take action by using their skills and become social entrepreneurs.