WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: USING ADVENTURE TO IMPROVE AND SAVE LIVES
The Kingsley Holgate Foundation team uses Land Rover vehicles to distribute lifesaving equipment such as mosquito nets and water purification systems across Africa. It also delivers millions of meals to those in need and delivers educational materials to children in rural communities.
As part of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August 2021, we're celebrating the successes of Land Rover's partnership with the Kingsley Holgate Foundation.
The foundation's slogan is 'Using adventure to improve and save lives'. In partnership with Land Rover, and despite the ongoing challenges with Covid-19, it is celebrating the following achievements of the past few months as part of World Humanitarian Day, which was marked on 19 August 2021.
South Africa - hunger relief
The Kingsley Holgate team has reached its World Humanitarian Day goal of distributing 1.5 million nutritional meals, along with 10,000 facemasks and bars of sanitising soap, to families in impoverished rural communities on the boundaries of South Africa’s game reserves, who have been badly affected by the loss of tourism-related jobs and income.
This includes the regular delivery of vitamin-enriched porridge packs and educational materials to 50 rural crèches and early childhood development centres in northern KwaZulu-Natal, which care for 3,000 children daily.
The extreme logistics to achieve this milestone include:
150 tonnes transported over badly corrugated dirt roads to reach outlying communities.
110,000 km travelled including the 80-day Mzansi Edge Expedition to track the entire outline of South Africa, including a circumnavigation of the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, which put the New Defender 110 through its paces over some of the most challenging terrain on the continent to reach remote communities living along South Africa’s borders.
Mozambique - malaria prevention
More than 10,500 pregnant women and mothers with young children receive prevention from malaria through the provision of long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, particularly those living in refugee camps in the violence-wracked northern province of Cabo Delgado.
Over 611,940 homes have been sprayed, keeping more than two million people protected from the deadly bite of the Anopheles mosquito through an enduring partnership with Goodbye Malaria’s indoor-residual spraying programme.
10,000-litre water tanks erected at impoverished rural crèches and early childhood development centres, which had no access to water. 2.5 km of water piping to provide 2,530 rural people living on the boundaries of Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa with daily access to clean drinking water.
Mashozi’s 'Rite to Sight'
2,320 poor-sighted, mostly elderly people received reading glasses and the gift of sight – taking this programme’s total to 218,700 reading glasses now distributed throughout Africa.