Monday, March 1, 2010

Cycling 20,000 kilometers from Norway to South Africa for Unicef!

Poor Planet is not only about environmental issues. We also care about issues affecting those who live on this planet. This is why I want to present the following humanitarian project to you. This project struck me because it is a difficult challenge but also an amazing experience on many levels, especially human and cultural. Three Norwegian cyclists have decided to cycle from their home country Norway all the way down... to South Africa! Yes, that's nearly 20,000 kilometers and a year spent cycling through 20 different countries! Their goal is simple, raise as much money as possible. The donated money will go to UNICEF projects in order to fund schools in Africa.

You can follow their adventures on their online diary and show your support. They regularly update their blog with new stories and pictures of their trip. They have accounts with all major social networks such as Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Facebook. Their initial goal was to raise $86,000. After six months into their trip, they have raised little over $5,000. Help them help children.

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