Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Shipping Group Funds Transport Infrastructure Project for the Freight Community's Favourite Charity

Transaid Helps Out With a Low Tech Solution to Aids Thousands
Shipping News Feature

MADAGASCAR – In more developed regions one often talks casually of slums without ever really realising what living in conditions which often have no power, running water or even proper shelter can mean. The transport charity Transaid is ably supported by the freight and shipping community and last month completed a project which assisted a population of Malagasy natives by providing transport infrastructure at the very lowest level, yet which has the ability to help thousands in their daily lives.

Financial support came from the Bibby Line Group which funded the materials needed for Transaid and its Malagasy partner, Lalana with whom it has a five year partnership agreement, to create a new emergency transport initiative in slum areas of the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo. This urban transport project combines Transaid’s emergency transport systems expertise with Lalana’s knowledge of civic engagement, infrastructure and transport initiatives within communities.

A picture being worth a thousand words the full details of what the three organisations, assisted by local volunteers, achieved can be seen in full here.

If you are interested in entering one of the Transaid fund raising events, time is of the essence for entries to the Three Day Celtic Cycle Challenge which begins on 18 September and sees participants ride from the Brecon Beacons to Dublin. You do however have ample time to enter for the next Africa Challenge, again a test for any able cyclist and an event due to take place in February 2016. Never dull, previous African adventures have included spectacular trips across the continent to Malawi, Tanzania: Kilimanjaro to the Ngorongoro, Zambia and Madagascar, which was where we came in. You can register your interest at events@transaid.org .