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As of July 6, 2015
This project will assist the Children's Forest Program through tree-planting and environmental education activities at approx. 4 schools in northern Thailand, where natural disasters including floods and landslides frequently occur.
* This amount will enable support for children to plant approx. 8,500 merbau, teak, and other tree saplings.
In recent years, and especially in developing countries, natural disasters are frequent occurrences that threaten lives and livelihoods in the affected communities. These natural disasters, including floods, massive hurricanes, and damage from droughts and water shortages, are reported to be linked to unusual weather patterns triggered by climate change and also are attributed to rapid deforestation and forest degradation. The recent catastrophic flooding of Thailand's Ayutthaya province in autumn 2011 is believed to be the result of slash-and-burn agricultural practices and forest fires in northern Thailand - the headstream of the Chao Phraya River - and extensive deforestation due to rapid urban development. Rainforests absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and play an important role in preventing damage from flooding. Stopping the destruction of these rainforests will serve as a key measure not only for protecting the livelihoods of the surrounding populations but also for combatting climate change on a global level.
The Children's Forest Program, organized by OISCA, promotes global reforestation by educating children on the importance of the environment and sustainable coexistence through hands-on tree planting activities at schools and in local communities. Started in 1991, the Children's Forest Program has spread to over 4,650 schools in 33 countries and regions around the world.
The JAL Group will be offering support to the Children's Forest Program by providing air transport and encouraging JMB members to donate their miles. Through this Charity Mile project, we will assist activities that work hand-in-hand with children to protect and cultivate lives, forests, and communities through tree-planting and environmental education activities in northern Thailand and other regions.
We will be accepting Charity Miles from JAL Mileage Bank members from 10:00am, Monday, April 13, 2015 through Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Charity Miles will be accepted in units of 3,000 miles.
The JAL Group will donate the equivalent of the donated miles (1 mile = 1 Japanese Yen) in cash to "OISCA".
Established in 1961, OISCA is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with General Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Envisioning a world of coexistence where all people harmoniously coexist by transcending their differences and work to protect and nurture the ecological bases of all life on Earth, OISCA promotes rural development, human resource development, and environmental conservation activities mainly in developing countries in the Asia Pacific region.
* This Charity Mile donation will not be eligible for tax relief for JMB members or JAL.