Life Buddies Mentoring Programme
At Cathay Pacific we are passionate about setting children up for success especially during this turbulent period. We have developed our Life Buddies Mentoring Programme to provide local students with valuable insight into different life experiences and to give them life tools. In total, 20 of our colleagues from across the Company volunteered to become life mentors for students aged 15 to 18 from Delia Memorial School. The Cathay Pacific life mentors introduced these students to various operations and business functions across the aviation industry while sharing their personal growth experiences and career inspirations with the young mentees. We hope to inspire the younger generation towards a positive life trajectory.
Fundraising and donations
Our long-running initiatives seek to leverage the goodwill of our employees, customers and business partners to affect positive change in Hong Kong and across the globe.
Change for Good (CFG) is an inflight fundraising programme operated by Cathay Pacific and the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF. Since its launch in 1991, the programme has successfully converted spare change from Cathay Pacific passengers into supplies and services to improve the lives of vulnerable children worldwide. Change for Good has raised funds in support of UNICEF’s lifesaving programmes, helping deprived children and women across 190 countries and territories worldwide. In 2021 , the programme raised a total of HK$810,000. Over the years, our people have taken field trips to underprivileged communities that are supported by the programme, so they can experience its positive impact first-hand.
Cathay Pacific Wheelchair Bank
With the support of the Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Prince of Wales Hospital, the Wheelchair Bank was set up in 1996 to raise funds for buying specially adapted wheelchairs for children with neuromuscular diseases. An average of one month’s proceeds each year from Cathay Pacific’s Change for Good inflight fundraising programme is donated to the Wheelchair Bank.