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"Help Provide Solar Lights to Medical Clinics in the Philippines!" Charity Mile Project. The JAL Group supports activities conducted by Kopernik that address social issues in developing countries such as improving the quality of life and reducing poverty. We ask for assistance from JMB members through Charity Miles.

"Connecting People to People, Bridging Japan and the World" Project

Kopernik is a NPO that undertakes activities for "Connecting country to country," "Environmental conservation," "Improving sanitation and health in developing countries," (Safety and Security) and "Improving children's lives and expanding the opportunity to study" (Nurturing the next generation). These activities also resonate with the CSR activities of the JAL Group. Since 2013, we have been engaged in the Connecting People to People, Bridging Japan and the World Project to expand the impact of such activities through collaboration. JAL will offer ongoing support to Kopernik's activities, including the provision of air tickets.

Announcement of donated miles

As of June 30, 2014

1,359,000miles

Enabling support to deliver 150 solar lights to medical clinics, schools, and other key facilities in the Philippines.

  • * Donation of equivalent amount in cash (1,359,000 yen) has been made to Kopernik.
    We continually ask for your cooperation in mileage donation.

Help Provide Solar Lights to Medical Clinics in the Philippines! - Charity Mile Project

We will be accepting Charity Miles from JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) members from 10:00 a.m. (Japan time), May 20, 2014 (Tue.) until August 17, 2014 (Sun.). Charity Miles will be accepted in units of 3,000 miles.

In the Philippines, many of the smaller islands still do not have access to electricity. As a result, hospitals, medical clinics, and other key facilities in such regions rely on dim kerosene lamps for lighting. In addition to posing a serious fire risk, kerosene lamps emit smoke and fumes that are known to cause serious health issues. The high cost of kerosene also translates into a significant financial burden for kerosene lamp users. In response to this situation, this latest Charity Mile Project will focus on hospitals, medical clinics, schools, community centers, agricultural cooperatives, and other public facilities in Philippines regions that are located far from the electricity grid. By providing simple and safe solar lights to such facilities, we can improve both their safety and their revenue by helping to ensure that work that is done at night is performed more safely and efficiently than under kerosene lamps. In addition, replacing kerosene lamps with solar lights will also contribute to reducing health risks, fire hazards, and CO2 emissions.

Reports of the contribution achieved by actually delivering the solar lights to medical clinics and other public facilities in the Philippines will be made later this year.

Charity Mile acceptance

  • Application period
    From 10:00 a.m. (Japan time), May 20, 2014 (Tue.) to 11:59 p.m. (Japan time), August 17, 2014 (Sun.)
  • Mileage for application
    Donation will be accepted in units of 3,000 miles on JAL's website.
    Counting one mile as one Japanese yen, the JAL Group will donate the equivalent amount in cash to Kopernik.
  • How to apply
    If you wish to support this Charity with your JMB miles, please click the "Apply" button of your preferred units (mileage).
    * Each "Apply" button is valid for once only. Even if you click the same "Apply" button multiple times, the application will be for once only.
    * An application for 3 units (9,000 miles) is accepted when you click the "Apply" buttons for both 1 unit (3,000 miles) and 2 units (6,000 miles).
    * If you wish to apply for 4 units or more, please call the JMB Center responsible for the region of your registered address.

    If you are not logged in, the login screen will appear when you click the "Apply" button. Please log in to your account to apply.
    Please check your mileage balance and apply within the mileage available to you.
    Please note that applications cannot be cancelled under any circumstances.
  • About mileage deduction
    Mileage will be deducted within a week of the application date.
    * Members who have mileage which is valid until the last day of May, June, or July will be eligible for mileage deduction if they make their application by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of each respective month.
    * You can confirm your transaction from "Record Details" in Mileage Details (balance inquiry) after mileage deduction. Please note that the transaction will be displayed as "MILE FOR SOLAR LIGHT TO PHILIPPINES CHARITY" in the Record Details.
    * If your mileage balance is less than the applied mileage at the time of mileage deduction, mileage will be deducted in units of 3,000 miles with the mileage balance as the upper limit.
    Example: If you applied for 2 units (6,000 miles) but your mileage balance is 5,000 miles at the time of mileage deduction, 3,000 miles will be deducted.
    * If your mileage balance is less than 3,000 miles at the time of mileage deduction, your application will be cancelled.
    * If you wish to apply for 4 units or more, please call the JMB Center responsible for the region of your registered address.
  • 3 units (9,000 miles) Please click on both "1 unit (3,000 miles)" and "2 units (6,000 miles)" "Apply" buttons on the left.

Local reports from JAL Tech Reporters

In addition to this Charity Mile Project, we also plan to accept applications for JAL Tech Reporters. Successful applicants will deliver the solar lights to medical clinics and other public facilities in the Philippines and report on how the technology is contributing to the local community. This opportunity will be advertised on the JAL Facebook page and other outlets. JAL Tech Reporters will be traveling to the Philippines this autumn.

Kopernik

Kopernik

Kopernik, a non-profit organization and recent recipient of the 2nd Nikkei Social Initiative Award in the International category, is making simple, life-changing technology available to people in the most remote parts of the developing world. Since launching in February 2010, Kopernik has reached more than 190,000 people in 19 countries with solar lights, water filters, clean cookstoves and other innovative technologies.
* Since 2014, activities in Japan have also been carried out by Kopernik Japan, a general incorporated association.


* This Charity Mile donation will not be eligible for tax relief for JMB members or JAL.

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