Unfortunately, many people suffer from the inability to breathe properly; can you imagine the anguish of struggling with this essential life function? AirLift supports and cultivates program initiatives that provide education and relief to many air quality issues - both in our country and worldwide. Oransi believes all people deserve to breathe clean air.
AirLift is our way to walk our talk. As a social impact business we marry profit and purpose; building the bottom line and a better world at the same time. Through Oransi's 3 AirLift program initiatives, we show the positive power a company has when it combines both profit and purpose, living and giving, consumption and contribution - and leverages the might of the private sector - building a world we are proud to leave behind. Improving the quality of the world we live in is a shared responsibility and businesses have the power to create both local and global solutions.
Through our AirLift Asthma Relief Initiative, Oransi is providing $75,000 worth of HEPA air purifiers to serve nearly 500 family members through our collaboration with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Nursing Asthma Program in the year 2015.
The mission of the LAUSD Nursing Services Asthma Program is to improve the health and academic achievement of students with asthma by reducing asthma severity through the education of students, parents, and staff on the prevention and management of asthma.
An estimated 63,000 students in LAUSD have asthma; the vast majority of the referrals to assist school-age children with poorly controlled asthma are students of low socio-economic status, with 98% in the federal Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program. Because asthma also can be linked to environmental and behavioral conditions, it is critical to offer a coordinated school health model that integrates schools, teachers, parents, and mental and health education programs to provide lasting support and positive change.
To date, Oransi has contributed over $73,000 to cultivate student ideas & innovations in STEM fields.
Within this initiative, Oransi collaborates in the annual Intel ISEFscience fair - an international competition that emerges from a worldwide field of millions of science fair participants during the academic year. Students compete through a local/regional/state journey to attend the international global fair where they present pioneering ideas. Oransi is extremely active in this process: offering support through coaching, mentoring, and assisting youth with the development of their professional paths.
n our hometown of Austin, Oransi is committed to fostering innovative student research through our annual participation in the Austin Regional Science Festival. This event is one of Texas' largest regional science fairs with almost 3,000 students from 3rd through 12th grade. Oransi is proud to participate in this amazing event in various roles such as coach, judge, and patron of two scholarships annually which are rewarded to outstanding high school seniors. As a company, we are ecstatic to be part of the path of success for brilliant young minds who we've funded to attend prestigious universities such as MIT, University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse, University of Vermont, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, University of Texas at Austin (2), and University of Texas at San Antonio (2).
Through our AirLift Education Series, Oransi is actively working to provide education internationally where air pollution conditions are extreme. For example, air pollution has become an enormous threat to the health of Chinese people. Termed China's ”airpocalypse,” between 350,000 and 500,000 Chinese people die prematurely each year because of the country's disastrous air pollution.
At this time, our AirLift program has exhausted its annual giving resources and is unable to accept further applications for assistance. We look forward to returning in January 2021.