“An adventure with some dysfunction”: driving the 2017 Mongol Rally for UWS

The ‘Rongol Malliers’, including Thomas, Caleb and David are fundraising on behalf of United World Schools as part of the 2017 Mongol Rally. The challenge: drive a £500 car with 100,000 miles (160,000 km) on the clock for an additional 10,000 miles (16,000 km). I hear you say, ‘how difficult could it be to drive to Paris 17 times return in a terrible car’……well, let us explain.

The drive departs from London (UK), ending in the capital city of Mongolia, ‘Ulaanbaatar’, taking the drivers through a handsome array of countries including Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and of course Mongolia itself.

Now comes the obvious, WHY?!? Well, apart from the opportunity to raise lots of of money to teach the unreached, the group will have an unnerving, unforgettable and chassis shattering experience whilst barreling (or perhaps limping) through some of the most beautiful scenery, spectacular countries and savouring experiences of a lifetime.

If you’re intrigued, or just afraid for the group’s safety and sanity, then please visit their JustGiving page to find out how you can support both them and our work teaching children in some of the world’s poorest communities.