Norwegian Cruise Line has donated $10,000 USD to the Virlanie Foundation in Manila, the Philippines. The Virlanie Foundation is dedicated to rescuing street children in Manila, by providing shelter, food, education, and most importantly, a home.
The photo shows a Virlanie Foundation volunteer talking to Filipino street children.
The donation was to mark that Norwegian Cruise Line has become the first major cruise line to be certified in and in compliance with the requirements of the International Labor Organization’s Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006 that provides comprehensive rights and protection at work for the world’s more than 1.2 million seafarers.
Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s president and chief executive officer says the cruise line has more than 17,000 crew members from almost 100 different countries around the globe working onboard its 11 international vessels.
“We offer a career path to reach the highest levels in our shipboard organization to each person without distinction.”
“A majority of our shipboard employees hail from the Philippines, so we are proud to continue to support the important work that the Virlanie Foundation does on an ongoing basis.”
“Being the first major cruise line to successfully implement the new labor standards demonstrates that Norwegian also leads the industry when it comes to taking care of its crew members,” added Sheehan.