Our Mantra

Change our world with our handsby taking positive, affirmative and practical action
Change our world with our wordsby speaking out against what we see or know is wrong
Change the world with our hearts and let our hearts spur our hands and words into action

As the world’s foremost multi-disciplinary, multi-national Aviation Academy, we have, for over 30 years, been witness and constantly reminded of the issues, problems and increasing challenges facing humanity and the natural world at multiple levels.

With a rapidly increasing consciousness & awareness we see we have had and will continue to have an important role in influencing the thinking of our staff & management along with tens of thousands of students as we train them to become aviation industry professionals and good global citizens.

The categories of challenges the world faces are clearly articulated in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’s) and as a whole we understand and will engage at individual and corporate levels to make a meaningful positive impact wherever and whenever possible.

The Airways Aviation Group recognise that it is incumbent upon us all to accept part of the responsibility and become pro-active in helping to create solutions in as many ways as we can.

Our Charitable activities are more spontaneous in nature and aimed at providing an immediate response to situations that may require urgent support including rescue and relief whereas our Philanthropic activities are about taking a longer term strategic approach in creating or engaging in the development of solutions around some of the more pressing issues and challenges both at a micro and macro level.

For us, time is of the essence and we feel the imperative to act now for the benefit of our children, our global communities, our students, our staff & management and the natural world (with all it’s plants and animals) for now and for future generations.

Romy Hawatt
Founder & Executive Chairman
Airways Aviation Group

If your plan is for one year plant rice.

If your plan is for ten years plant trees.

If your plan is for one hundred years educate children.

Fighting crimes against humanity with the power of Media

Partner Organisation(s): Inter Press Services (IPS) and The Global Sustainability Network (GSN)
Role/Task/Function: Funding / sponsoring IPS investigative journalists globally to write articles aimed at exposing human and human organ trafficking crime
Category:  Part of the GSN Goal 8 and specifically 8.7 initiative
Project Location: Global
Initiative Impact: Global
Project Start Date: December 2018
Project Duration: Program performance is re-assessed for refunding annually
Website(s):  ipsnews.net    gsngoal8.com
News / Links:  See extensive list below

IPS, GSNAirways Aviation in partnership with Inter Press Services (IPS) ipsnews.net  and The Global Sustainability Network (GSN) gsngoal8.com  is funding / sponsoring a growing group of investigative journalists from across the world to seek out and develop stories around crimes against humanity.  We have placed a special focus on exposing modern day slavery human and human organ traffickers (United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8.7) wherever it may be. The articles we publish are designed to expose the traffickers and likewise educate the largely unaware general public on what is happening sometimes right under their noses.

Modern Day Slavery, Human & Human Organ Trafficking is amongst the most abhorrent of crimes against humanity and must be stopped. Every year millions of men, women and children (some children as young as 6 years old are literally sold into the sex industry, made to work as labourers etc or abducted and often murdered for their organs).

There are an estimated 40+ million people in the world today that are effected by this illicit trade and the management and staff of Airways Aviation and related entities and partners have mobilised and engaged to help end this abuse of human beings.

“Whatever the cause and whatever the thinking, the fact of the matter is that modern day slavery and human and human organ trafficking is now far more prevalent in the developed world than was previously thought. Sadder is the fact that even with the best intent matched with state of the art resources, the law enforcement agencies do not appear to be able to keep up with the growing size and scale of this illicit and abhorrent trade. Given these facts and circumstances, there has never been a greater need for cooperation and action at all levels of society in addressing this problem.”

Romy Hawatt, Founder & Executive Chairman of the Airways Aviation Group and Founding Member of the Global Sustainability Network (GSN).

Kashmir marriage equates to sexual slavery
http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/10/kashmir-marriage-equates-sexual-slavery/

Jobs end slavery
http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/09/search-jobs-ends-slavery/

Migrant farm workers are main victims of slave labour in Mexico
http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/04/migrant-farm-workers-main-victims-slave-labour-mexico/

Modern Day Slavery Rated World's Largest Single Crime Industry
http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/02/modern-day-slavery-rated-worlds-largest-single-crime-industry/

Slavery is Not a Thing of the Past, It Still Exists Today Affecting Millions
http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/02/slavery-not-thing-past-still-exists-today-affecting-millions/

Was Slavery the World's First Human Rights Violation?
http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/slavery-worlds-first-human-rights-violation/

Fighting the World's Largest Criminal Industry: Modern Slavery
http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/fighting-the-worlds-largest-criminal-industry-modern-slavery/

Slavery is Not a Thing of the Past, It Still Exists Today Affecting Millions
http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/02/slavery-not-thing-past-still-exists-today-affecting-millions/

Was Slavery the World's First Human Rights Violation?
http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/slavery-worlds-first-human-rights-violation/

Fighting the World's Largest Criminal Industry: Modern Slavery
http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/fighting-the-worlds-largest-criminal-industry-modern-slavery/

Main victims of slave labour Mexico
http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/04/migrant-farm-workers-main-victims-slave-labour-mexico/

Girls the spoils of war
http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/04/women-girls-preyed-spoils-war/

Care for Orphans / Care for vulnerable elderly

Partner Organisation(s): Care for Children and Elders’ Life Association ( CCELA )
Role/Task/Function: Provider of monthly direct financial aid
Category: Orphanage operations & support for the vulnerable elderly living on the streets
Project Location: Addis Ababa – Ethiopia
Initiative Impact: Local
Project Start Date: February 2020
Project Duration: Program performance to be re-assessed annually
Website(s): ccela-orphanage.com

CCELACare for Children and Elders’ Life Association ( CCELA )  ccela-orphanage.com  is a not for profit association providing a quality, family-oriented home for orphaned children as well as support for vulnerable elderly members of the community in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,

Airways Aviation has committed to helping to alleviate some of the financial burden of the organisation and pledged to cover the cost of the rent of the orphanage for 2020.

Longer term, Airways Aviation intention is to support CCELA in raising funding to ultimately own its own premises and thus ensure the ongoing viability, security and expansion of the home for the orphans and the CCELA operations.

We Plant to Thrive / We Plant to Survive

Partner Organisation(s):  Woodland Trust
Role/Task/Function: Carbon Offset program to become carbon neutral through reforestation.
Category: Offsetting any negative impact Airways Aviation has and may have on the environment & natural world
Project Location: UK
Initiative Impact: Global
Project Start Date: February 2020
Project Duration: Program performance to be re-assessed annually
Website(s):  woodlandtrust.org.uk

Woodland Trust The Airways Aviation Group is partnering with the Woodland Trust  woodlandtrust.org.uk  on a Carbon Offset Program which tackles CO2 emissions through reforestation. Trees are one of nature’s most effective tools in helping us to naturally absorb harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the atmosphere, store that carbon and cleanse and purify the air whilst simultaneously acting to cool down our planet. By the Airways Aviation Group investing in the Woodland Carbon project along with other planned initiatives, we intend to mitigate the impact of our aviation business activities on our environment and become a completely carbon neutral organisation by the end of 2020. Funding provided by the Airways Aviation Group will initially see the planting of new native woodland such as oak and beech trees and see significant quantities of CO2 emissions absorbed from our atmosphere as these trees as they grow.

This equals a cleaner and greener future for the current and future generations.

Remote indigenous community children / New school facilities to support self determination

Partner Organisation(s): Mara-Rianta Village School
Role/Task/Function: Funding bedding, mattresses and water tanks
Category: Remote indigenous community support via youth health and wellbeing
Project Location: Mara-Rianta Village, Masi Mara – Kenya
Initiative Impact: Local
Project Start Date: January 2020
Project Duration: Completed by end February, 2020

Airways Aviation have pledged to donate bedding, mattresses and water tanks to the Mara-Rianta – Masai Mara community school to support the needs of its children. The school consists of approximately 250 kids aged between 7 and 16 with up to 140 kids from remote villages boarding at the school due to walking / commuting distances between their villages and the school being too vast.

The boarding children currently sleep rough on the floor.

The delivery and installation of the items pledged is for February, 2020 and will consist of the purchase of 47 triple decker/bunk beds properly constructed with a good base along with 141 foam mattresses of reasonable firm quality foam sized for the beds. 3 mattresses per triple bunk bed.

The purchase and installation of 3 x 10,000 litre water tanks to supplement the existing (inadequate) school water tanks in an area that suffers chronic drinking water shortages for much of the year..

Youth Development in poor communities through football

Partner Organisation(s): Football for Peace
Role/Task/Function: Provider of sports kit to the Lalibela Football Club
Category: Poor youth development – City for Peace, community goodwill & engagement around Football
Project Location: Lalibela – Ethiopia
Initiative Impact: Local
Project Start Date: January 2020
Project Duration: Completed
News / Links: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/11/airways-aviation-academy-teams-football-peace-sponsoring-launch-footballsaveslives-campaign/
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FfPFootball for Peace  (FfP) is a grassroots football movement with diplomatic impact, championing the power of the beautiful game to bring people of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds together whilst fostering understanding and tolerance. Supported by international personalities and Patrons including Ronaldinho and HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Football for Peace promotes and undertakes numerous initiatives around bringing people and communities together in peace. Activities include organising Peace Matches, one-off football matches held annually around the world to raise awareness of football diplomacy and promote a message of equality and peace. FfP also provides football and leadership training for youth from different faiths, cultures and backgrounds through a local community programme, Cities for Peace. Futbol Por La Paz (Football for Peace) was established in 2006 by FIFA and Chilean legend Elias Figueroa and co-founded Internationally in 2013 by British South Asian International Footballer, Kashif Siddiqi. More information on  footballforpeaceglobal.org.

In January 2020, Airways Aviation in partnership with Football for Peace (FfP) footballforpeaceglobal.org   and One World Play Project oneworldplayproject.com    pledged and have provided the 18 member Lalibela Football Club the kit the team needed including, Jerseys, Shorts and a number of new technology ‘One World Football’ virtually indestructible footballs.  The Lalibela Football Club previously had one plastic ball and had been fundraising to buy one proper football.  This demonstrates how poor and yet how passionate the community youth are to play football.

“Business and governments alike carry a joint and several responsibility to help create safe, tolerant and sustainable societies for the benefit of present and future generations. Worthy initiatives like #FootballSavesLives that contribute towards the empowerment of our youth, the promotion of self-determination, the encouragement of a peaceful community dialogue and the seeking of common ground between us through initiatives like #FootballSavesLives has our commendation and complete support”.

Romy Hawatt, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Airways Aviation Group and Founding Member of the Global Sustainability Network ( GSN )

Goodwill Caravan – Helping Refugees make the journey to a better life

Partner Organisation(s): Goodwill Caravan
Role/Task/Function: Funding education
Category: Refugees, Emergency Shelter/Food, Children Education
Project Location: United Kingdom and Greece
Initiative Impact: Local
Project Start Date: April 2020
Project Duration: Completed by end of 2021

Hundreds of thousands of refugees fled their homes from war and destruction to find a safe and better future for themselves and their families. Instead what they found was trafficking, kidnappings, detention, homelessness, abuse and death.

Over 30,000 children have disappeared between 2014-2017 alone, in Europe according to the European Migration Network, with numbers increasing drastically over the years, many feared to have fallen as victims to trafficking gangs.

Running emergency anti-trafficking protection projects for the most vulnerable refugees, Goodwill Caravan supports thousands of refugees making the journey to a better life. We focus particularly on refugee families, orphans, detained and unaccompanied children who are at the highest risk of organ trade, trafficking and kidnappings,

Goodwill Caravan is a non-profit humanitarian charity that runs refugee protection projects including emergency shelter, emergency aid, legal aid, detention release cases, educational/vocational training, transportation services and medical support in the UK and Greece.

Goodwill Caravan look after the families they support and help empower them by helping the refugees learn skills that will help them become functional members of society, in Greece or the countries they are relocated to.
So far, we have supported over 40,000 refugees. We believe that every child deserves hope for a better future. Do you want to be a part of this movement?