Amref Flying Doctors will be able to train around 4,250 local health care providers in Africa, thanks to €385,000 (US$430,000) raised by Royal Schiphol Group staff and employees from organizations at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Once trained, the staff will be able to provide access to proper health care for some two million people. One way in which Schiphol employees and partners raised money was by taking part in the exclusive Africa Classic Schiphol Edition – a mountain bike ride through Tanzania where participants visited various Amref projects along the way. Money was also raised through the coin donation boxes at the airport.
“We are incredibly proud of this wonderful partnership. By joining forces, we can expand our impact in Africa. Our goal is for everyone there to have access to proper and affordable healthcare. As such, I am very excited to continue working with Royal Schiphol Group. Together, we are that much closer to realizing a healthy and strong Africa,” said Patricia Vermeulen, Amref Flying Doctors CEO.
Royal Schiphol Group and Amref Flying Doctors have been partners since 2017 – originally entering into the partnership for a duration of three years. In those three years, Schiphol and Amref Flying Doctors raised money and increased awareness for the healthcare situation in Africa. Besides helping to raise funds, Schiphol also supports Amref Flying Doctors by offering free advertising space, to help increase the charity’s visibility.
The partnership has now been extended by two years. Amref Flying Doctors and Royal Schiphol Group share a clear connection with the aviation sector.