Started in Cape Town in 2001, mothers2mothers (m2m) focuses on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and employs women living with HIV as community health workers. These “Mentor Mothers” work in local communities and at understaffed health facilities to ensure that women and their families get health advice, medication and are supported on their treatment journey. Over the past 18 years, they have created over 10,000 jobs for HIV-positive women, who have reached over 11 million women and children under two with life-changing health services.
British Airways has teamed up with mothers2mothers to help infants and toddlers in South Africa with health challenges such as HIV, poor nutrition and lack of potential education ahead of National Children’s Day, which took place on 2 November 2019.
British Airways is encouraging colleagues who work for the airline, its franchise partner, Comair, and the South African public to participate in the campaign between the 1st of November and 13th of December 2019. In partnership with Comic Relief, British Airways donated R100,000 to help kick start the Let’s Give Children a Flying Start campaign which focuses on helping children and young people fulfil their potential.
The airline is donating R100,000 to help kick start the Let’s Give Children a Flying Start campaign which was launched in 2010 with a focus on helping children and young people fulfil their potential “This centenary year donation will be a welcome boost to our programs across our home country of South Africa and especially at health facilities in Cape Town and Pretoria. Every additional donation from our friends at British Airways, its customers and the public will help to make a big difference to a child’s development,” Frank Beadle de Palomo, mothers2mothers President and CEO.