DB Schenker supports Flying High for Kids World Balloon Project

New Zealand born Andrew Parker is the man behind the Flying High for Kids World Balloon Project, which involves him flying across more than 100 countries, visiting 200 schools and meeting over 80,000 school children in an epic journey that is estimated to take four years. Andrew aims to use the adventure to create awareness of all children’s right to education.

DB Schenker in Australia donated its services in transporting the hot air balloon from New Zealand to Brisbane. The balloon then made an appearance at the Ferny Grove High School in Brisbane where Richard Holy, Queensland General Manager, Schenker Australia was in attendance.

“My childhood dream was to combine the passion I have for hot air ballooning while raising money for a not-for-profit organisation, and I hope to raise more than US $ 1million for UNICEF’s work in reaching more than 57 million children who do not have access to basic education,” Andrew said.

The balloon also spent eight days at Canberra’s famous Balloon Spectacular based at the lawns of Old Parliament House. From Australia, Andrews’s immediate destinations include the high mountain passes of Central Asia, the jungles of Africa and South America to the plains of Mongolia, finally finishing in Chile in 2017.

“DB Schenker has made the logistics of freighting the balloon and truck for the Flying High for Kids World Balloon Project easy. I have had so much support from the team at a number of the Schenker offices around the world and nothing is too much hassle.

“It is nice to not have to worry about the freight when I have so many other things to organise with the project. Thanks very much for your continued support, DB Schenker,” Andrew said.

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