DHL Africa as One team has completed a third of their journey. The team covered fifteen countries in 102 days, having traveled 23,000 kilometers and spent over 350 hours on the road. The team started their journey in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2014.
DHL is the official logistics partner of the Rugby World Cup and began this journey in a bid to deliver the Rugby concept to the African continent while passing a single rugby ball from hand to hand across 45 countries. The goal is to deliver the ball and the beauty of Africa to Rugby World Cup 2015, while popularizing rugby in a continent where football is more popular. The team has so far covered a third of their journey. The journey also includes various corporate social responsibility engagements, with the DHL team hosting rugby fairs, free eye test courtesy of Mercy Ships and distribution of stationery to children.
â€œIn addition to the rugby fairs and CSR activities, we are focused on capturing the true beauty of Africa via videos, spectacular images and candid blog posts, to share and celebrate Africa and all it has to offer â€“ to showcase a little bit of Africa that many people may not get the chance to experience first-hand.â€ Said Charles Brewer, Managing Director of DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa.
DHL Africa As One Team has 30 more countries to visit with Mauritius as their next stop. The team’s journey is documented on this blog.