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£8,012raised of £6,000 target by 147 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,012 to support education programs and marine conservation charities in East Africa by kitesurfing 1000km from Lamu (Kenya) to Zanzibar (Tanzania)

    Location
    Watamu, Kilifi County, Kenya
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    Funded on Monday, 6th March 2017

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    East African Board Riders, through the 1,000km Lamu To Zanzibar downwinder expedition in 2017 aim to raise funds and awareness for marine education programs in East Africa, and will be supporting both Local Ocean Trust (LOT) and the African Billfish Foundation (ABF) in their excellent work through their education programs.

    The LOT Conservation Education Program welcomes local, national and international schools and Universities. Thirty local schools are currently taking part in the Conservation Education program. LOT offer children the opportunity to learn about the importance and benefits of protecting their local marine environments and all its inhabitants. LOT believe that an effective education program combined with the incentive for the next generation to 'Love Their Local Ocean' could make a dramatic positive impact on the future of the marine environment.

    The African Billfish Foundation work closely with LOT through their ‘Outreach and Education Program’. This program aims to contribute to the advancement of knowledge about the marine environment and its preservation to local communities along the Kenya coast. Specifically, effort is focused on the provision of information about the pelagic environment to young people.

    In January 2017 a group of 6 kitesurfers and 2 windsurfers will attempt to navigate the full length of the Kenya Coast, from Lamu to Zanzibar. The straight-line distance between the 2 spice islands is 600 kilometres but they will cover nearly twice that as they zig-zag their way down the East African coastline.

    The riders were all born in Kenya and include: Boris Polo, Craig, Jason and Marc Rogers, Justin Aniere, Alessandro and Stefano Rabbiosi, and George Issaias.

    All funds received go directly to the charities. The team are self funding all expedition costs.

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    • EAST African Board Riders9 months ago
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      EAST African Board Riders

      9 months ago

      Some more detail about Local Ocean Conservation's Marine Environmental Education Programme, one of the two beneficiaries of the EABR Lamu To Zanzibar 2017 downwinder

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    • EAST African Board Riders9 months ago
      EAST African Board Riders

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      9 months ago

      OUR ROUTE!

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    • EAST African Board Riders9 months ago
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      EAST African Board Riders

      9 months ago

      and more of the team...

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    9 months ago

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    147

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 28, 2017

      Well done boys!!.. Good work!Cheers, PZ

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 8, 2017

      Well done guys! An amazing effort, and such a great cause!Very best wishes, The Zibs

    • Sally Hoare

      Sally Hoare

      Feb 5, 2017

      Well done Jason the and team. A great achievement!

      £20.00

    • Gill Rogers and Julie Murphy

      Gill Rogers and Julie Murphy

      Feb 4, 2017

      Well done to all the team on your amazing achievement. Much love especially to Craig, Jason and Marc from Gill, Julie and all the family xxxx

      £140.00

    • Sarah Withey

      Sarah Withey

      Feb 3, 2017

      Fantastic achievement !

      £30.00

    • Divya Hiremath

      Divya Hiremath

      Feb 2, 2017

      Well done Craig! Sorry, was on holiday and clean forgot! Best,Divya

      £20.00

    • Kris Collyer

      Kris Collyer

      Feb 1, 2017

      Nice one boys... truly awesome adventure makes me wish I could ride the wind rather than just be full of it :-)

      £100.00

    About the fundraiser
    EAST African Board Riders

    EAST African Board Riders

    Watamu, Kilifi County, Kenya

    East African Boardriders is a not for profit association. Funds raised go directly to the charities (the EABR team members are funding their own costs of this expedition)

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