At Om Air Escapes we believe that each person can make a difference in this world. That's why we have partnered up with charities around the world to bring awareness and relief to their causes. With every purchase at www.omairescapes.com a percentage of profits will be donated to your charity of choice. Together we can work towards a better future for the world. Find out more about the charities below:
Malaria Prevention : Help Save the People of Zambia
Malaria is the biggest killer of man. Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria. Until there is a cure prevention is the only way to save lives. The Butterfly Tree runs a successful malaria prevention program in remote communities in Zambia, providing mosquito nets, a safe insecticide coating for the inside of houses, and granules, which will prevent the larva from developing into mosquitos when placed in the breeding grounds. These interventions can save the lives of vulnerable children.
Malaria is prevalent all year round in Zambia. Everyone is at risk but most especially children under the age of five. 75% of all deaths caused by malaria are this category and occur in sub-Sahara Africa. Until there is a cure prevention is the only way. The government is unable to provide sufficient mosquito nets for everyone and people living in remote villages are often left out. Residual spraying is supposed to take place every six months inside each dwelling, sadly it does not occur.
The project will help to solve the problem by Vecticide products, which are the most superior kind available globally. The safe insecticide coating will replace the residual spraying and last for two years as opposed to six months. Most importantly its delivery method prevents resistance. The Larvacide granules, when placed in breeding grounds, prevent larva from developing into mosquito. These products combined with the use of mosquito nets aim to reduce the number of new cases of malaria.
Malaria is a global problem. Until there is a cure prevention is the only way to help the fight against malaria. The long-term impact of this project has enormous potential. Lives will be saved, less new cases will occur, and the impact on the economy will be substantial. So many working hours are lost due to malaria..With drug-resistance now appearing in Africa it is vital to have new protection methods available for these vulnerable communities. These methods will help to eradicate malaria.
Bring Safe Drinking Water to Nepal
A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April 2015 and 7.3 magnitude on 12 May claimed life of around 9,000 people in Nepal and directly affected above 8 million people. Due to the destruction of houses, people were forced to refuge in open space and many lost their belongings. Around 24,000 classrooms and other school facilities have been damaged. With the limited water supply and the probability of using contaminated water, there is a high risk and increase of health and hygiene issues.
Due to loss of houses and buildings, people are obliged to refuge in communal shelters. The lack of accessibility and various other conditions and situations, the basic needs of survival like use of safe and treated water cannot be ensured. Hence, at this situation there is a high probability of spreading of water borne diseases in the community due to lack of safe and treated water. Due to damage of water sanitation facilities in their school, children are facing difficulty.
Orientation and awareness programs on safe drinking water targeting the communities that lack knowledge and access to technologies. Promotion of different technologies for safe drinking water. Reconstruct water and sanitation facilities in the school
Responding towards the immediate need of availability and use of safe and treated water, we will continue our work towards promoting safe drinking water campaign in Nepal. The project will help reduce the possible spread of water borne diseases in the affected area as well as change in behavior towards using safe and treated water in their day to day life.
Provide Education to the Orphaned Children of India
Snehalaya's Primary School, IT Centre and Outreach Daycare Projects serve over 4000 children in rural India (Ahmednagar). Our English School runs in partnership with British Council 'Connecting Classroom' scheme providing a better future to those who would otherwise slip through the net and remain off the radar. Your donation gives the most powerful life tools of knowledge, self belief & hope to India's future leaders. We believe in breaking the crippling cycles of poverty to enable long term change.
Almost 70 million children across the world are prevented from going to school each day. In communities where poverty and illiteracy is high, education is seldom available or highly ranked. In rural India where life can be harsh we discovered an 8yr old boy living with the cattle, sick from HIV and enduring a close to feral existence; a 5yr old girl willfully maimed, sold into forced labour, gang raped repeatedly. Neither children knew what school even was and both are now flourishing there.
A good school environment can enable our children the chance of laughter, playfulness and companionship. All children need to explore and learn in a safe environment to develop. We have worked with The British Council to develop international links for our pupils and teachers through the 'Connecting Classrooms Scheme' with great results. We believe an education is vital for our children and we supplement our government approved syllabus with our own counselling and personal development study.
School lays the foundation of a child's development to becoming a responsible citizen and good human being. A place where young talent and low self esteem alike, can be recognized and nurtured better. Education not only provides us with knowledge about the world, it gears us to soar high in life in pursuit of our dreams. It paves the way for a good career and builds character. Our project will provide school education to 300 children each year and work to break the crippling cycles of poverty.