Some examples are:
Latin America: The second edition of the Latin America Volunteer Day, in which 12 Amadeus country offices across the region organised and coordinated employees who wanted to volunteer and contribute to the development of local communities in need. A new and key addition to this edition was the participation of customers alongside Amadeus volunteers.
North America: The official handing over of the Amadeus Haiti Orphanage project to non-profit Great Commission Alliance.
To finance building of the orphanage which was initiated in 2011, Amadeus North America in close coordination with local staff established a fundraising sponsorship level program and an employee payroll deduction donation program. To further boost these efforts, employees participated in fundraising events and established a customer and employee raffle. Continued fundraising was required to cover additional costs of construction, due to price increases after the earthquake.
The GCA/Amadeus House of Hope Orphanage has a complete staff of quality individuals who provide a loving and caring home environment. House of Hope staff includes Director, Assistant Director, House Moms, kitchen, laundry, housekeeping, and full time security.
The funds needed to operate the GCA/ Amadeus House of Hope Orphanage is $175 per child per month ($50 for care, $100 for food – 3 meals a day, $25 for education). The GCA aims to solicit these funds through its “Sponsor an Orphan Program”. In the meantime, GCA is covering the costs directly thanks to annual fund raising events that cover administrative costs.
In 2010, Amadeus North America and Great Commission Alliance (GCA) joined forces to build an orphanage for 100 children. Amadeus staff raised $194,000 to build the first floor of the orphanage. On completion, the GCA assumed the day to day running and future development of the orphanage.
Europe: A monthly donation of foodstuff by staff in Madrid to non-profit Caritas. In the first week of every month Amadeus staff bring, non-perishable, varied foodstuff, including baby food and diapers. The donations are collected by Caritas volunteers who then deliver it to families in need, within Madrid, In the first six months of the project, over 2000 kilogrammes of food were donated to over 400 families.
Africa: Activity focused mainly on sponsorship and support for homeless children. Amadeus staff and management worked closely with local charities and institutions including St.Laurence Haven in South Africa, Mnazi Mmoja Primary School in Tanzania, Angels Centre for abandoned children in Kenya, Malaika Babies Home in Uganda, SOS Village in Cameroon, Dzorwulu Special school in Ghana, Fondation Espoir in Ivory Coast and Village Pilote Centre in Senegal.
Asia-Pacific: Amadeus Cares: a 3-pillar programme at Amadeus Asia-Pacific, our Bangkok-based regional office, which reaches out to the most vulnerable members of the community in Thailand.