8 July 2012
By : Jill Staden
My header is the Put Foot Rally as they came to Livingstone. Here is a report from Sarah Saf Par:
PUT FOOT RALLY
“The greatest social rally on the face of the earth”
The Put Foot Rally Crews have once again been staying with us at Zambezi Waterfront. Last year there were 25 vehicles with 90 participants, this year that increased to 62 vehicles with 220 participants – quite a lot then! The group is travelling through Southern Africa using any car and any route – 7,000kms in 17 Days through South Africa, Namibia, Zambia (whoop whoop!), Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique.
THE 3 PUT FOOT RALLY OBJECTIVES:
1. Prove that 4 x 4s are not needed to travel across Southern Africa!
2. Prove Southern Africa is accessible, safe, fun & affordable!
3. Have an impact on tourism in Southern Africa by encouraging people to give something back, so that future generations may share our experiences!
THE PUT FOOT OFFICIAL CHARITIES
The Put Foot Foundation – “To commit our passion, energy and shared vision of changing young lives through a single pair of brand new school shoes”
Project Rhino – The association is made up of 15 like-minded organisations who are taking the lead in the fight against rhino poaching in Southern Africa, starting in KwaZulu Natal and then quickly expanding through the rest of South Africa.
As part of The Put Foot Foundation, Safpar nominated a worthy school in the Livingstone area for the shoe “drop”, Senkobo Basic School. 405 (119 of who are orphans….) lucky school children were given a pair of brand new shoes, plus the team helped to paint and resurface floors in the classrooms, and most importantly of all installed a new water pump.
The crews drove through Livingstone town centre – quite a spectacle! To the school and then back to Zambezi Waterfront for a PARTY! Put Foot even bring a band with them, the fantastic Me and Mr Brown played into the small hours of the morning after we had fed the group for their Jubilee themed party – lots and lots of fun was had by all to round of an amazing day in Livingstone.