LAND ROVER LAUNCHES NEW PROJECT TO PROVIDE LIFESTRAW FILTERS FOR 300,000 SCHOOL CHILDREN IN KENYA
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Land Rover has launched a new project in Africa to provide LifeStraw water filters to schools in remote areas of Bungoma County, Kenya.
Working with expert partners ClimateCare and Vestergaard, Land Rover will help distribute new smart water purification technology that will provide over 300,000 pupils in 375 schools with safe water.
The project will run for the next five years, helping improve students’ health, education and employment prospects. Teams of LifeStraw staff will visit the schools each term to see that they are used correctly and to carry out further education, as part of a robust monitoring process.
Nigel Clarke, Operations Director of Jaguar Land Rover Sub-Saharan Africa said, “As a responsible business which is pioneering new technologies and innovations to reduce the impact of our vehicles, it makes sense for us to invest in new technologies which are tackling other sustainability issues around the world. These ambitions are embedded into the core of our business.”
The project is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s wider Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme which was launched in 2013. The programme invests in education, technology, health, wellbeing and environmental projects which will positively impact 12 million people’s lives by 2020.
ClimateCare Director Tom Morton said of the partnership, “Our focus is on… using our partner’s investments to deliver maximum positive impact for people and the environment. This project to provide safe water to schools in Bungoma is a great example. Not only does it create an immediate, positive change, it will also leave a lasting legacy - supporting a better education for a whole generation of school children.”
For more information about Land Rover’s CSR programme visit http://www.landrover.com/above-and-beyond/responsibility/index