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Footsteps Through Africa

Footsteps Through Africa is a Non-Profit Organisation dedicated to implementing and supporting community requested development and education projects in Southern & East Africa. 

The Journey is our biggest initiative, and our best chance at creating positive change in the rural African communities that need it most.

Commencing at the end of April 2017, Jo will embark on a journey from the southern-most tip of Africa – Cape Agulhas – up the east coast of the continent, to the Ugandan village that started it all: Rubuguri. A total of 7200km is the undertaking. Jo plans to spend 4000km of it on foot, 900km paddling across the length of Lake Malawi, and the remaining 2300km hitching a ride with fellow travellers and locals alike.

The aim of The Journey is to raise awareness, and the all-important funding to aid and establish projects in selected communities Jo encounters along the way. These are the literal “footsteps through Africa”, the idea that was born in Rubuguri to enhance the lives of people living in under-resourced and poverty-afflicted areas of Africa.

The Journey is 100% independently funded to ensure that all donated money goes straight to the cause.

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Donations to date

R 44 114.03

Fundraising target

R 250 000.00

Donor Messages

Julia & Alfred
Greetings from Austria! Keep it up (:
Eddie Lycklama à Nijeholt
Really inspiring listening to you (Jo) talk about your work in Uganda. Hope this helps a bit.
Sabine, Gudrun , Martina
Heike told us after here journey from the great projects in Rubuguri. We are very excited and would like to support you!
Olli & Heike
After our amazing Uganda tour, we would like continue to support you and the wonderful people in Rubuguire.
Chloë Cooper
Can't wait to see this school in action! Keep going Jo xxx
Glad you're making good progress
Birgit (Tour June 2016)
Donations from my friends and family for your great project!
Wishing you strength and good spirit as always. Go Jo !