Our international development projects with Free The Children focus on delivering real, long term improvements on social and environmental issues.
Through the ‘Adopt a Village’ model, Virgin Atlantic is supporting eight communities across Africa, India and China. Local knowledge, assets and environment are at the foundation of the 'Adopt a Village' model, providing innovative and locally sustainable solutions. Every step of the way Free The Children works closely with local government to make sure that community members are empowered and hold ownership over each and every project.
‘Adopt a Village’ approach
We know that there’s no single solution to ending poverty, but there are many solutions that together get the job done. Designed to meet the basic needs of all members of a community and eliminate the obstacles preventing children from accessing education, ‘Adopt a Village’ is a unique sustainable development model made up of five core pillars.
- CLEANWATER AND SANITATION
- ALTERNATIVE INCOME
- AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
Success is achieved when someone doesn’t need charity again. We believe that the ‘Adopt a Village’ model can accomplish this. Building a healthy community through the ‘Adopt a Village’ model is like building the framework of a house. Each pillar provides crucial support, without which we’d not be able to support an entire community and its long term development.
Alongside the 'Adopt a Village' projects, Virgin Atlantic is proud to be funding a variety of innovative environment projects, supporting communities facing the harsh effects of climate change and other environmental impacts on a daily basis.
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