We are proud to support communities in need in Africa through a variety of social initiatives. With our guests’ help, we can make a difference. MSC is delighted to promote three important social projects in Africa, and we invite our guests to support them through a small donation added to their bill. By donating as little as $1.50 on board of MSC Sinfonia and MSC Opera (winter season 2012-2013), our guests can help build a better future for Africa.
A UNICEF program providing insecticide-treated mosquito nets to African children, protecting them from malaria and reducing child mortality by up to 20%.
The Ukuthemba Foundation, an organization that rescues abandoned children in South Africa and offers them a safe, loving home environment.
On Mozambique’s Inhaca Island, we are supporting projects to improve the lives of the local population while safeguarding the island’s unique ecosystem.
Childhood mortality from malaria can be prevented, thanks to the Life-saving mosquito nets provided by UNICEF.
Every minute, a child under the age of five dies of a mosquito bite. In Africa, malaria accounts for one in five childhood deaths. Yet it can be prevented. Studies have shown that when children sleep under insecticide-treated mosquito nets, overall child mortality can be reduced by up to 20 %. It’s worth remembering that an insecticide-treated mosquito net costs less than $6.
UNICEF is the world’s largest provider of insecticide-treated mosquito nets, and MSC is proud to support this program.
The Ukuthemba foundation is helping to create a brighter future for abandoned infants in South Africa.
Through the work of The Ukuthemba Foundation, children born into despair can be raised to believe there is hope. Working with local authorities in South Africa, the foundation rescues babies and children who face extreme poverty, abuse and neglect. It provides a loving home environment where they can be nurtured, educated and integrated into society.
With the support of MSC, the foundation has already been able to take care of more than 100 children and establish two homes, with a third on the way.
Balancing the needs of the ecology with those of the local population is not easy, but we’re doing our bit to help.
Inhaca Island, in Mozambique’s Maputo Bay, is an important biodiversity hotspot and is home to many
species found nowhere else in the world, as well as about 5,200 people. Its problem is how to create jobs and produce food for the local population while respecting conservation goals.
Together with the island’s administration and the Eduardo Mondlane University, MSC is working to
enhance the islanders’ living standards while maintaining biodiversity.