CIO East Africa, a leading IT Publication in East Africa will this year and for the first time participate in the annual Rhino Charge event which is a creation of the Rhino Ark, and is currently the principal tool by which Rhino Ark raises funds for the Aberdare Electric Fence project.
CIO East Africa will be associated with the Rhino Ark Foundation through the fundraising efforts of “The eXPlorers”, a team comprising of five Kenyans that seeks to raise at least Kshs. 2 million for the Rhino Ark charitable trust through Corporate Sponsorship to The Rhino Ark Kenya Charitable Trust of any amount.
Speaking on the event, CIO East Africa, CEO, Laura Chite, said, “As CIO East Africa, we are honoured and proud to be associated with the Rhino Ark Foundation and fundraising efforts of “The eXPlorers”, Car No. 65. Corporate Social Responsibility should be a core of each organisation and we are taking this seriously going forward. We look forward to your contribution in supporting Car No. 65.
The event scheduled for 4th June 2017, marks the 28th Rhino Charge Event but the 11th time that “The eXPlorers” will be participating. The annual event is held in Kenya, in which the competitors have to compete on a gruelling cross-country course in 4×4 vehicles. All funds raised by this event are donated to Rhino Ark, a Kenyan charity set up to help to conserve the Aberdare Conservation area.
Rhino Ark seeks to conserve 70 km long Aberdares mountain range, located in central Kenya, which is a complex, bio-diverse ecosystem that encompasses over 2,000 square kilometres of national park and forest reserve.
“By supporting Car No. 65’s entry into the Rhino Charge, you will not only be contributing towards the protection of one of Kenyans most important water catchment areas and the protection of a rare and beautiful animal, you will also be directly supporting the local community ranches that the event is held on,” said Andrew Waititu a member of the eXPlorer’s Team.
To support The eXPlorers, one will be required to purchase raffle tickets. Raffle tickets will also be available for individuals who are interested in supporting the cause. Each ticket is Kshs 2,000. Payments for Raffle Tickets can be made via MPESA Paybill 855995 and Account Number: CAR65.
Corporates can as well participate through Corporate Sponsorship to The Rhino Ark Kenya Charitable Trust of any amount. These must be collected before the 1st June, 2017.
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