2018 Lungs for Kenya Charity Golf Tournament
Friday 23rd March 2018 at the Karen Country Club.
"Lungs for Kenya" Charity Golf Tournament
The tournament aims to raise funds to restore water services provided by Mt Kenya forest. You can be the Main event Sponsor (Gold), Silver sponsor, Bronze Sponsor, Hole sponsor, Media sponsor, and team entries or make any cash donation, support raffle and auction items, exhibit on the golf day or support your staff to plant trees in Mt Kenya.
Nature conservation is real. This is best demonstrated in Mt Kenya. Mt Kenya is a key pillar for vision 2030. Provides fresh drinking water to over 2 million people. Over 70% of Kenya’s electricity is from hydropower. 0ver 95% of Nairobi’s water is from Sasumua and Ndakaini dams. Over 1.0 million ha of Tana River water shed is under food production.
So Mt Kenya is food, electricity, jobs and drinking water for millions of Kenyans.
Unfortunately, Mt Kenya has been undergoing serious deforestation. Surrounding landscapes are increasingly degraded. Erosion is high and there is increased siltation of dams. Water quantity and quality is reducing. Water treatment costs are increasing. Power rationing is rampant during dry season. There is acute water shortage for industry and domestic use. Businesses are losing money. Many jobs are lost. Destroying Mt Kenya increases poverty. Taking action to restore Mt Kenya is not a choice but an obligation.
It is on this backdrop that we have chosen Mt. Kenya to be the beneficiary for the 2018 golf tournament.
In 2017, Nature Kenya developed a business case for the restoration of Mt Kenya forest. Community Forest Associations are trained and are planting over 100,000 trees using proceeds from last tournament and Kenya Breweries sponsorship. The 2018 Golf event will help Nature Kenya to do more.
The event will be a full 18 holes of golf, light lunch, delicious dinner, raffles and auction! We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with VIVO Energy Kenya as our Charity sponsor.