Helps MAF bring educational resources and health care supplies to isolated communities.
The ability of many communities to develop and improve their standard of living is hampered by their isolation as this bars them not only from health care and education but also from engaging with the wider economy.
MAF flights enable these barriers to be broken by flying teachers and students, school books and educational materials – even the building blocks of schools themselves. MAF also supports food production programmes and transports crops and other goods so communities can engage in trade, generate income and see their standards of living improve.
"We've had the cabin filled floor-to-ceiling with radio mast equipment to set up HF networks (including HF email) so teachers at remote schools can communicate with other schools and their head offices. We've had days where we've delivered five tonnes worth of mosquito nets to a number of communities to help prevent malaria, and medicine boxes filled with vaccines for health clinics. We have also had flights delivering food and passengers between the major centres and the village airstrips. We transport boxes of food such as tinned fish, rice, noodles, etc out to the villages and return with a mixed load of either vegetables or coffee for market and passengers. This is the basic cycle that brings an income into these remote places, so that the people in the bush can buy items such as food, medicines and school materials." Chris Bubb, MAF Pilot in PNG
Yes! I want to help MAF provide Essential Materials.