Paying it forward by partnering with City of Joburg

On Tuesday the 14th of June Avis Fleet and the City of Johannesburg donated 2200 pairs of school shoes to Mikateka Primary School in Ivory Park, near Midrand.

Councilor Mally Mokoena, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Corporate and Shared Services said: “Our winters are generally bitterly cold. With this donation of school shoes, the City of Johannesburg and Avis Fleet are ensuring that the learners are able to put their best foot forward and focus on the business of learning.”

At Avis Fleet we know that we have a lot to be grateful for and our success comes from the continued support from the communities around us. That’s why we believe in paying it forward by giving back to the underprivileged and that’s why Avis Fleet partnered with the City of Johannesburg to create the Barefoot No More initiative for socio-economic development.

Barefoot No More

This organisation understands the value of making lives better and would like to help African children to empower themselves through education. To this end Barefoot No More provides school shoes to children who have to walk long distances to their schools. These shoes are made from recyclable materials and are replaced annually with old shoes being collected. The old shoes that are collected are then used to make new shoes.

Using innovative design and outreach to make lives better

The innovative design for this amazing footwear means that the shoes are comfortable, fully waterproof and don’t require polishing. Designers also took care to create shoes that don’t cause blisters, will stretch around growing feet and are shock absorbent. The idea is that these shoes should withstand the harsh South African conditions in rural areas.

Helping young learners by providing shoes

We believe in this campaign because it helps children in a practical way by providing shoes but also because this seemingly simple act allows them to access their schools and education, and ultimately a better future.

Avis Fleet is successfully driving campaigns for the benefit of the South African community.

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