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Amman

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” It’s the slogan of an initiative launched by SITA Amman at the beginning of 2017 when they placed two charity boxes in front of the entrance, one to collect clothes and one to collect books and toys. The boxes have been filling up, and our Amman employees have been busy organizing and distributing this wonderful collection of donated items. A big thank you to everyone who helped and all who donated. The boxes will be in place until the end of the year, so if you’re visiting our Amman office, please keep giving.

On 24 March 2017, employees from SITA Amman spent time with the elderly residents at Dar Al Amal hospice in celebration of Family Day. SITA volunteers brought a selection of food for a shared lunch and spent a sociable afternoon chatting, dancing and drumming.

Chennai

Teaching children about staying safe online can be a difficult topic. Bravo to our 28 colleagues in Chennai, India for organizing a superb information session for young girls at Guntur Subbiah Pillai Girls Higher Secondary School. The SITA team collected 21,000 INR (US $330) to sponsor the session, which included a talk from the police cybercrime department.

Delhi

Crossing the finish line to the sounds of dhols (drums), a group of five SITA employees completed this year's Pinkathon, India's biggest women's run. The run was founded to build awareness of women's health issues, particularly breast cancer, and to encourage women to build health and fitness into their daily activities. Pinkathon is an annual event that takes place in cities around India and attracts more than 60,000 runners every year.

Douala

Girls in Aviation Day in Douala, Cameroon welcomed more than 400 young people to a full day of activities including a visit to the airport and control tower, a tour of military aircraft, and a turn on the flight simulator. The day was organized by the Young African Aviation Professionals Association (YAAPA) and Women in Aviation International Cameroon Chapter. SITA took part by sponsoring t-shirts for the event and presenting a brief talk on air transport industry IT solutions. Through outreach activities like this we are inspiring the next generation of aviation professionals and encouraging the participation of women worldwide in our industry.

Mumbai

Bravo to Ramesh Chudasama and Nitin Karachiwala from SITA Mumbai who ran the Standard Chartered Mumbai Half Marathon on 15 January 2017. Both first-timers, they finished well before the 3-hour limit and are already looking forward to the next one.

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