|Vol. 17 No. 61||
Friday September 21, 2018
It's rare that you get to meet a genuine aviation hero who also finds time to serve as President of an outstanding charitable effort.
I spent a few hours this week with Captain Fokko Doyen (above), former Chief Pilot for Lufthansa Cargo. He decided to step down from those day-to-day responsibilities at Lufthansa Cargo but stayed on as a line pilot, “to keep my hand in flying the beautiful aircraft and moving about this world of discovery and endless possibilities.”
It turns out Fokko Doyen spends about a third of his time as President and guiding spirit of Cargo Human Care e.V., an organization he helped create.
Supported by Cargo Human Care, Mother’s Mercy Home in Kianjogu, Kenya shelters 120 children who are clothed, fed, educated, and otherwise cared for until age 18.
“When we founded CHC ten years ago, I never, for the life of me, would have thought that we would achieve so much.
“For example, we are currently administering 2,000 treatments every month in our own medical center,” Captain Fokko said.
Stay tuned for more Fokko coverage upcoming in FlyingTypers or join Grace, Lea, and Mary, the Mothers of Mothers’ Mercy with a donation. Click here now.
(Here we present
one of the greatest contributions
that any organized group
in transportation can
offer, incentive to the
next generation of logisticians,
as we preview some finalists
for the FIATA Young Freight
Forwarder of the Year
Award for 2018.
of us baby boomers immediately
think of the Beatles when
we hear the word “Liverpool”,
however, if we were a
little more thoughtful,
we could also rush out
to other sweet memories
taking us even farther
in our past.
Once more unto the breach . . .
For the third consecutive year, United Cargo employees, colleagues, and sales and service partners will swim, bike and run in September in support of the world’s neediest children. This year’s Triathlon Team will take to MIA’s roads and waters for the Escape to Miami Triathlon September 30.
Again this year, donations made in the name of the triathletes will go to Save the Children, a global charity passionately committed to giving the world’s children, especially those most vulnerable, what every child deserves: a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
“The annual triathlon is a team-building tradition,” said United Cargo President Jan Krems (pictured at the 2017 Triathalon). “After last year’s race we set a goal to raise more than $100,000 for the kids in 2018. I’m proud to say we’ve exceeded that amount, but that just makes us more determined to raise every dollar we can. We know the need is great and the children are counting on our support.”
You can visit the Save the Children website to learn more about the charity’s mission and programs.
To support the United Cargo Triathlon Team’s efforts, visit the United Cargo Team page, click on “Team United Cargo” on the right side of the screen, then click on “General Team Donation” or choose your favorite United Cargo Triathlon Team member from the alphabetical list of participants. In the words of Save the Children’s founder, “Humanity owes the child the best it has to give.”
Editor's Note: The funeral will be held on October 12 at 12:00 pm at Frankfurt Cemetry, Eckenheimer Landstrasse. For more info. contact Angela Mosler.
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