11 Mar 2020
Royal Charity Organization
The national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain Gulf Air, and the Royal Charity Organization (RCO) celebrated successful launch of their passenger donations project raising USD91, 904.16. Initiative launched in September 2018, allowed passengers to donate coins or notes of any currency onboard Gulf Air flights.
The project was launched by H.E. Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and Chairman of Gulf Air’s Board of Directors and H.E Dr. Mustafa Al-Sayed, Secretary-General of the Royal Charity Organization. This continuing initiative targets at activating social responsibility and enabling passengers to participate and contribute to charitable work, including supporting university students who struggles to pay tution fees.
“This is a great achievement for Gulf Air and the Royal Charity Organization. Having such mechanism to allow passengers to donate their excess coins and notes when returning from their holidays and business trips indeed boosts the priniciples of social responsibilty of both organizations. Today, we have collected USD91, 904.16; money that will be managed by RCO and invested in charity projects in Bahrain to support those in need. I thank RCO for their outstanding role in giving back to the community and in managing humanitarian activities, particularly for Bahraini orphans” said H.E. Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani.
The Gulf Air and RCO donation project is held for the first time in Bahrain and promotes the principle of community partnership to boost travelers to donate excess money change by placing it in special envelopes that are placed in seat pockets onboard Gulf Air flights. The airline would like to thank all of its passengers for their generosity and for making this campaign a boom.