Making a difference
Thank you to everyone who helped raise money for WaterAid Australia and CoppaFeel throughout the first leg of my journey! Together, we have contributed thousands of dollars to help two important causes. I have chosen another two wonderful charities to raise funds for throughout my African leg. If you would like to donate, please follow the links below and help make a difference!
Raising money and awareness
Médecins Sans Frontières brings medical humanitarian assistance to victims of conflict, natural disasters, epidemics or healthcare exclusion in over 70 countries. They provide independent, impartial medical humanitarian assistance to the people who need it most.
While cycling across Africa, I was caught up in the civil war in Sudan for 10 days. I saw the effect war has first hand on the millions of Sudanese families still trapped in Khatoum. It was desperate and incredibly scary and I find it difficult to justly describe something that is so foreign to most of us.
A country full of beautiful landscapes and kindness. Now these families need our help. MSF (Doctors Without Borders) are in Sudan ready to help. With your help, I'd like to support MSF and show as much kindness as the people of Sudan have showed me.
CAMFED is a pan-African, grassroots-led movement tackling poverty, inequality and injustice through girls’ education and women’s leadership.
A movement supporting girls to go to school, thrive and become influential leaders and changemakers in their communities.
7,200 participating schools across Africa, 451,000 secondary school scholarships and 1M girls supported to attend primary school.
International Anti-Poaching Foundation brings conservation and community together whilst creating vital education and employment opportunities for communities in rural Africa. IAPF trains rangers to protect vulnerable wildlife populations with incredible success.
IAPF has also established an all women-led ranger program called Akashinga – The Brave Ones; the program aims to empower disadvantaged women in Zimbabwe by offering them ranger training and employment. The Akashinga model brings conservation and community together whilst creating vital education and employment opportunities for communities in rural Africa.
500+ staff are currently managing 8.5M+ acres leading to an 80% reduction in poaching and 400% increase in wildlife in these once vulnerable areas.
Millions of people are now able to explore this incredible world we live in. More flights, buses and cars now mean the travel sector accounts for 8% of global carbon emissions and is predicted to increase by an incredible 4% each year.
As the world warms and climate change threatens our global ecosystem, we each need to re-evaluate our individual footprints. We need to look at travel in new and innovative ways that reduce our impact on the environment.
I hope to advocate greener, cleaner, sustainable ways to travel by exploring the world by bicycle using my own human power. It's not about being perfect 100% of the time, but rather being conscious of our consumer choices and making an effort, no matter how small, to reduce our impact when and where we can.
Reducing plastic in our oceans
An estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the ocean every year and sadly, many animals mistakenly ingest plastic believing it to be a food source.
#Take3ForTheSea is a global movement encouraging people to become more connected to the planet. We can make a big impact through small, simple acts.
Throughout my trip, I'm committing to collect 3 pieces of rubbish each day and dispose of it properly to see the difference one person can make with a small daily act for the environment.
Head to https://www.take3.org/ to learn more and join me!