Caius PhD candidate Marion Perrin and Clare College PhD student Daniel Bode will join more than 1,300 students taking part in the 4L Trophy – the biggest international humanitarian student rally.
The rally spans 6,000km across France, Spain and Morocco, and with GPS technology forbidden, teams will rely on a map and a compass to find their way to the finish line. Most importantly, participants have to bring school supplies along to drop in remote areas along the route, providing access to education in areas that need it the most.
Each year more than 20,000 children from the Errachidia area are schooled thanks to supplies brought during the rally. ‘In addition to the supplies we bring, we have also pledged all unspent funds to the Enfants du Desert charity. They promote access to education for children living in remote desert areas and in recent years have built 22 classrooms, have provided school and sport supplies to more than 240,000 children, and they have 70 sustainable projects going on at the moment’ said Marion.
The team, named Team AvoQuatro, has already secured a car for the race in February and is now looking for sponsors.
If you want to find out more about their project, feel free to browse their website.