Investing in the future
AIRLINE AMBASSADORS delivered $15,101 in programs on education in 2012, and supported schools in four countries. Many thanks to our members and partners we were able to refurbish schools in the Dominican Republic at Ninos de Christo Orphanage in La Romana. We provided school desks for children in Mexico, and computers and supplies to schools in Argentina, and Cambodia. We also delivered school kits and supplies to the Schools in tent camps in Haiti and backpacks and supplies to kids in the devastated slum of Solino. On virtually every one of our missions we deliver school kits containing notebooks, pencils, sharpeners, scissors, etc. Restricted funds also provide funding for teachers salaries and school building projects.
AIRLINE AMBASSADORS also provided industry specific Human Trafficking Awareness training at 20 locations throughout the United States and in Kiev, Ukraine. After correctly identifying trafficking on four airlines AAI worked consulted with Customs Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Transportation to develop a training reflecting the DHS Blue Lightening Protocol to 1,710 participants including flight attendants, pilots, ticket agents, Travelers Aid, TSA, hotels and travel industry employees. AAI provided trainings including a survivor of human trafficking in San Francisco, Washington DC, Dallas Ft. Worth, Indianapolis as well as monthly training as part of the International Tourism Management Institute. Airport trainings were supported by local government, NGOs and travel industry professionals.