10,000 KM, FROM ITALY TO TOGO, A DOZEN COUNTRIES TO CROSS IN “SLOW MODE”. THE DESTINATION IS THE VILLAGE OF KUMA TSAME TOSI, TO BRING AID FOR THE CHILDREN AND DONATE THE VEHICLE TO THE “MAISON SANS FRONTIÈRES” ASSOCIATION.
January 2019 – When you follow the “No one stops the stars – Ape sans frontières” adventure-journey on Facebook, you can’t help feeling anxious about the courage – bordering on temerity – of the team that is eating up miles and dust aboard a 1987 Ape Car P3.
A vintage but sprightly vehicle, given that it is taking on 10,000 km to cross a dozen countries and reach the village of Kuma Tsame Tosi, in Togo, where it will bring humanitarian aid to the children and donate the Ape to the “Maison sans frontières onlus” team. Set up in 2013, the association’s mission is to raise the village’s autonomy in terms of energy and food, by focusing on renewable energy and self-sufficiency (crops and crafts), as well as on education, working on a synergetic basis internally and with local bodies.
After extensive preparations for the trip, fund raising from sponsors and supporters, outfitting the Ape, the Italian expedition left in December 2018, with Pietro Porro at the wheel (born in Lombardy in 1984, a professional educator and great traveller, who also rides a Vespa scooter). This is an ad hoc initiative created to support the projects and activities of the Maison in Togo, which it expects to reach sometime in February 2019.
Courage, great adaptability, the flexibility to deal with unexpected events and to relate to local populations: all this and more is recounted on the official Facebook page, which also offers many splendid photos.
PHOTOS AND INFO: facebook.com/nessunofermalestelle