CheapOair recently partnered with Kids of Kathmandu, a non-profit organization helping to rebuild schools in Nepal’s most earthquake devastated areas, to deliver solar-powered lights and school supplies to children in the remote region of Timal, Nepal. CheapOair provided funding for transportation, logistical support and manpower to deliver over 1,000 Luci® lights provided by MPOWERD, Inc. for the grand opening of Kids of Kathmandu’s first of 50 re-built schools.
The children from the local village were asked to gather at the school at dusk for an unknown surprise. When they arrived, they found their new school building illuminated for the first time along with a gift waiting for each child including an individual light to take home, a backpack, personal white board, water bottle, and toy airplane.
“These supplies are imperative to this region due to Nepal’s power shortages that often cut electricity during the evening hours; the time of day a child would usually focus on homework,” said Stefanie Smith, Social Media Director at CheapOair. “The goal of this project was to provide the children with items that will allow them to maximize the benefits of their new school – a personal light for full-circle education, a water bottle to utilize the school’s new water purification system, and white board for sustainable learning.”
The trip was filmed and the footage was compiled into a video, titled “Give to New Heights,” and released on Giving Tuesday.
Excellence Awards CheapOair won the 2014 International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America and International Council of Customer Service Organizations.