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"Let's Deliver Water Filters to Schools in Indonesia!" The JAL Group agrees to the intent of activities implemented by U.S. NPO kopernik to resolve issues such as improvement of the quality of life and reduction of poverty in developing countries and asks for cooperation of JMB members for Charity Mile.

"Connecting People to People, Bridging Japan and the World" Project

As the activities of Kopernik which aim for "Connecting country to country", "Environmental conservation", "Improving sanitation and health in developing countries" (Safety and Security) and "Improving children's lives and expanding the opportunity to study" (Nurturing the next generation) match the direction of CSR activities of the JAL Group, we will promote "Connecting People to People, Bridging Japan and the World" Project to enhance the effect of activities through collaboration.
In addition, JAL will provide ongoing support to Kopernik's activities, including providing air tickets.


Announcement of donated miles

As of August 15, 2013

3,483,000miles

Enabling support to deliver 600 water filters
to approximately 120 schools.

* Donation of equivalent amount in cash (3,483,000 yen) has been made to Kopernik. We continually ask for your cooperation in mileage donation.

"Let's Deliver Water Filters to Schools in Indonesia!" Charity Mile

We will call for Charity Mile in units of 3,000 miles to JAL Mileage Bank members from July 1, 2013 (Mon) 10:00 (Japan Time) to September 30, 2013 (Mon).

In Indonesia, waterworks and water purification facilities are not established, and people struggle to obtain clean water. They may drink dirty water and damage their health. At home, water is boiled and sterilized to clean, thus large amounts of firewood is required which leads to deforestation. Poor household budget is oppressed when purchasing such firewood, and when going to gather firewood, children who take on the role must cut their time for school. Also, by burning large amounts of firewood, large volume of smoke is emitted. There is no end to people getting sick from this smoke, and large amount of carbon dioxide is released as well. In addition, when purchasing water, plastic garbage deriving from plastic bottles is an issue.
By delivering simple water filters to Indonesian schools, two goals will be achieved which are to provide safe drinking water to students and to promote the reduction of plastic garbage.

Reports of the contribution achieved by actually delivering the water filters to schools in Indonesia will be made later this year.

[Charity Mile acceptance]

  • Application period
    July 1, 2013 (Mon) 10:00 (Japan Time) - September 30, 2013 (Mon) 23:59 (Japan Time)
  • Mileage for application
    Donation will be accepted in units of 3,000 miles on JAL's website.
    * Counting one mile as one Japanese yen, JAL Group will donate the equivalent amount in cash to Kopernik Solutions.

  • How to apply
    If you wish to support this Charity with your JMB miles, please click the "Apply" button of your preferred units (mileage).
    * Each "Apply" button is valid for once only. Even if you click the same "Apply" button multiple times, the application will be for once only.
    * Application for 3 units (9,000 miles) is accepted when you click both 1 unit (3,000 miles) and 2 units (6,000 miles) "Apply" buttons.
    * If you wish to apply for 4 units or more, please apply to the JMB Center responsible for the region of your registered address by phone.

    If you are not logged in, the login screen will appear when you click the "Apply" button, so please log in as a member and apply.
    Please check your mileage balance and apply within mileage available to you.
    Please note that applications cannot be cancelled under any circumstances.

  • About mileage deduction
    Mileage will be deducted within a week of the application date.
 
*

Members who have mileage which is valid until the last day of July, August, or September will be eligible for deduction if they apply by 23:59 on the last day of each month.

* You can confirm with "Record Details" in Mileage Details (balance inquiry) after mileage deduction. Please note that it will be displayed as "MILE FOR WATER FILTER TO INDONESIA CHARITY" in the Record Details.
* If mileage balance is less than the applied mileage at the time of mileage deduction, mileage will be deducted in units of 3,000 miles with the mileage balance as the upper limit.
 ex) If you applied for 2 units (6,000 miles) but your mileage balance is 5,000 miles at the time of mileage deduction、3,000 miles will be deducted.
* If mileage balance is less than 3,000 miles at the time of mileage deduction, your application will be cancelled.
* If you wish to apply for 4 units or more, please apply to the JMB Center responsible for the region of your registered address by phone.
  • Apply for 1 unit (3,000 miles) Apply for 2 units (6,000 miles)3 units (9,000 miles) Please click on both 1 unit (3,000 miles) and 2 units (6,000 miles) Apply buttons on the left.

U.S. NPO kopernik

"U.S. NPO Kopernik"

Kopernik is a non-profit organization making simple, life-changing technology available to people in the most remote parts of the developing world. Since launching in February 2010, Kopernik has reached more than 100,000 people in 13 countries with solar lights, water filters, clean cookstoves and other innovative technologies.

* This Charity Mile donation will not be eligible for tax relief for JMB members or JAL.

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