I was sad to leave Namibia as it is a beautiful country with extremely friendly people and we had such...
Help us end poverty in the next generation
Hi, my name is Matt Napier. I am an adventurer and poverty ambassador, undertaking various walking and cycling challenges to raise awareness of global poverty, raise funds for my charity partners and highlight the role of sustainable development in overcoming poverty once and for all.
In June 2017 I will commence my next adventure, this time I will walk 1850kms from the bottom of Namibia to the top, following the infamous Namib Desert the whole way. The Namib desert in one of the most uninhabitable parts on earth, the locals call it the land God created in anger or the gates to hell so I’m expecting it to be quite a challenge.
Having previously cycled and walked across Australia, then walking across Africa last year living under the poverty line for the same cause I am no stranger to the physical challenges involved however this will be a differnent type of challenge. I will be faced with isolation and a desert that takes no prisioners. I will once again be kicking and/or carry a soccer ball the whole way as a way of connecting with people from all walks of life and highlighting how sport is being used as a tool to help alleviate poverty in Africa.
The funds raised during this journey will be used to support the work of my three Charity Partners – Oxfam Australia, The Fred Hollows Foundation, and Caritas Australia by funding projects in Africa and encouraging people to take the pledge to donate 1% of their income on a regular basis.
Thank you for joining me and my charity partners to end extreme poverty by being part of the Walk to a Better World campaign.
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Hi, Wendy here, Matt’s wife. A couple of days ago I got the opportunity to walk a whole day with...
The walk kicked off on 4 June from the Walvis Bay Yacht Club, Namibia. The launch was amazing with many...