UNIGLOBE Travel International Chairman’s Circle members have donated $17,000 USD raised at their annual awards gala to the Plan International UK Safe Schools for Refugees in Ethiopia project.
Plan International UK is the global charitable partner of UNIGLOBE Travel. Through events and team fundraising expeditions, UNIGLOBE travel professionals worldwide have raised more than $150,000 for Plan International UK initiatives to help children – especially girls – to thrive.
The Safe Schools for Refugees project focuses on building schools and early childhood care centres, and strengthening existing education services, in camps for refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan. Half of the estimated 400,000 refugees in camps are under the age of 18.
Says Sam Davies, Head of Major Partnerships at Plan International UK “We are overwhelmed by the support of the UNIGLOBE family, who have been an incredible partner on our journey to enrolling more girls in school and working towards gender equality. This generous donation will help us to provide further access to education through the Safe Schools for Refugees programme in Ethiopia. On behalf of Plan International UK, I send my sincere gratitude to all who attended UNIGLOBE Chairman’s Circle.”
“We are proud to support Plan International’s efforts to give every child every chance in life, no matter what circumstances they are born into,” says UNIGLOBE founder and chairman U. Gary Charlwood.
The Chairman’s Circle annual gala recognizes top performing agencies in the UNIGLOBE system. UNIGLOBE Travel is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and has member locations in 60 countries.
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