World Children’s Day with UNICEF – giving children a say on something big – their future.
World Children’s Day is celebrated every year on 20 November. It is the anniversary of the ratification of the most widely signed treaty in history – the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
For nearly 30 years, Qantas and UNICEF have been collecting left over currency from customers on-board flights as part of the Change for Good program to help vulnerable and disadvantaged children. To date, Qantas passengers have raised over $36 million, averaging $1.4 million a year.
The money raised from the Change for Good program can:
- Ensure 32 million children protected from diseases, or
- Provide 60 million children with education, or
- Save the lives of 679,000 malnourished children.
This year, UNICEF is turning World Children’s Day into #WorldChildrensSay – asking children what they want for the future.
Disclaimer: * If you redeem your points for a charity, and the required points are deducted from your account, Qantas will pay the specified dollar amount to the specified charity within 45 days of the date of your redemption. Members are not entitled to a tax deduction for redeeming points for charity (pursuant to taxation laws).