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 this is why Avis Fleet supports the Barefoot No More initiative for socio-economic development (SED).
Barefoot No More
This organisation understands the value of improving lives 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.
Innovative design and outreach help
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. Through Barefoot No More, we were able to identify Mikateka Primary School which is based in Ivory Park, Tembisa. This is a no fee-paying school and accommodates children who come from extremely poor families.
Mikateka Primary school has a total of 2 100 scholars, 55 teachers. 14 cleaners and 16 children who are housed in the After Care Programme for children who have lost both parents to HIV-related illnesses. We are proud to have donated school shoes to the value of R230 000.
Avis Fleet is successfully driving SED campaigns for the benefit of South African communities. Avis Fleet solutions are a comprehensive offering that enhance every aspect of fleet management. We have solutions that help customers with everything from vehicle acquisition to maintenance, Telematics and making provisions for accidents.