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Turkish Airlines helps create awareness about Down Syndrome

MANAMA, April 23, 2017

Turkish Airlines collaborated with the Al Amal Institute for Special Needs in Bahrain for the fourth time to commemorate and create awareness about Down syndrome and to communicate facts about the condition.

This partnership, which falls under the airline's corporate social responsibility initiatives, coincided with both the World Down Syndrome Day and Mothers’ Day, observed on March 21 every year.

This event, enriched with donations from private sponsors and Turkish Airlines, was community-led as it not only provided gifts to 100 teachers and 32 kids but also organized entertainment including games, as well as providing food, beverages and cutting of a celebratory cake.  

Mehmet Can Tasci, general manager, Turkish Airlines, Bahrain, said: “We are delighted to continue to promote our CSR initiatives and engage with the local community in Bahrain. Our events attract long-time supporters and new families as well as many people who have been sincerely touched by an individual with Down syndrome.

This is a great opportunity for us as a company and individuals to contribute in so many ways to increase public awareness on the many misconceptions about Down’s syndrome. World Down Syndrome Day is a very important day and I would like to thank the team from Bahrain Down Syndrome Society for leading the path in creating awareness about the condition among the society.”

Turkish Airlines has been operating in Bahrain for 31 years and recently celebrated its 30th year anniversary by hosting an event for its officials, travel agents, media and other stakeholders. Through its fleet of 336, the airline is now flying to 296 destinations across 120 countries, more than any other airlines globally. - TradeArabia News Service

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