Friday, December 13, 2013
IFP donates to flying eye hospital group ORBIS
Tis' the season for giving, and one of the first instances to get our notice involves IFP, the content services division of Advance Inflight Alliance, AG. Both companies are subsidiaries of Global Eagle Entertainment.
IFP has made a companywide donation to ORBIS International, a non-profit organization that works in developing countries to save sight.
“ORBIS does amazing work in helping cure blindness in developing countries and we’re proud to continue to support their cause," said said Walé Adepoju, COO of Advanced Inflight Alliance AG. "285 million people in the world are visually impaired, and 80 percent of the world’s visually impaired suffer from conditions that are avoidable or curable but go untreated due to lack of access to quality eye care. ORBIS, which is famous for its flying eye hospital, the world’s only airborne ophthalmic training facility. is a charity that several of our staff and companies independently support and promote."
Since 2010 IFP has donated £16,307 which could help the group treat 65,227 children with antibiotics that fight trachoma, a painful and blinding eye condition or could buy cataract surgery kits for 2038 cataract operations.