Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 11-07-2018
A South African sailor and photographer is aiming to set a new record by attempting to become the first African woman to sail to the North Pole.
Lungi Mchunu is expected to embark on her journey in July.
The historic expedition will take about two months, ending in the first week of September before the ice at the North Pole begins to form again.
Inspired by Mchunu’s bravery and her enthusiasm to raise awareness of climate change amongst the youth, Canon South Africa will supply her with a
Canon EOS 800D camera and a lens to document her intrepid journey from Rostock in Germany, to the North Pole and back again.
Mchunu will use her film and photographs to ‘paint’ a picture of the impact of human behaviour on the planet.
Mchunu says she will use her experience, and the knowledge imparted by scientists and researchers, to customise the story for her African audience.
“I want my audience to understand the impact of our behaviour on the environment, and hopefully inspire them to change.”
Mchunu plans on doing an exhibition and conducting talks on climate change at schools, companies and non-profit organisations when she returns from her expedition.