The Racing Horse-Mackerels in the Rally Mongol!

The Racing Horse-Mackerels in the Rally Mongol!

5 friends are set to do the Mongol Rally, an extraordinary adventure, and on their way they will contribute to noble causes: Cool Earth and SOS Children's Villages. Our campaign...

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5 friends are set to do the Mongol Rally, an extraordinary adventure, and on their way they will contribute to noble causes: Cool Earth and SOS Children's Villages. Our campaign is aiming to collect the needed funds to enroll the team and support the NGOs.

The idea is to board the Mongol Rally. Transforming the idea of ​​this trip into a cultural project is our main motivation.

For this we need your support.

Our mission

1.Reporting and Citizenship - As content producers of writing, photography and video, we intend to share our experience and mission projects that we will carry out during the trip. We want to share a well-defined message that inspires others to walk the paths of Planet Earth and to change a set of simple attitudes that can make us more aware citizens.

2.Environmental Conservation - We will support, through the organization of the Mongol Rally, the NGO Cool Earth. In addition, we intend to carry out initiatives that contribute to the preservation of our planet in terms of water consumption and access to drinking water sources. One of our projects involves the distribution of water filters and purification tablets in areas of contaminated water, accompanied by campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of decontamination of soils and water resources. Another project goes through Education for the Preservation of the Environment, with visits to schools along our course where to give lectures and presentations.

3. Education - We will visit schools along the way where we intend to give sessions on Geography of Portugal, taking to the letter our quality of ambassadors travelers, using maps and products of Portuguese origin. We intend to carry out individual projects with Portuguese and cross-border schools, bringing together students from different countries.

4. Cultural discovery and sharing - Our project aims to spread the cultures and traditions of the regions crossed, raising the importance of preserving the cultural identity of the peoples, promoting preservation and encouraging the young to continue. We will share these cultural breakthroughs in our outreach channels, especially on social networks and blogging. We hope to contribute to the promotion of the cultural identity of peoples and to the non-disappearance of centuries-old traditions, increasingly threatened in a globalized world.

5. Promote Gender Equality - Gender equality has as its essential weapon the emancipation of women, and the greatest step to achieve this is through access to education. We intend, therefore, to cooperate with schools and institutions that promote, in the countries where we pass, the education of girls. Such cooperation will include the delivery of school materials and other necessary basic goods, including personal health and hygiene, as well as the introduction of simple themes for the emancipation of women.

Transverse to the mission is support for SOS Children's Villages, which provides children around the world with the conditions to live a dignified life and education that will enable them to achieve a happy future.

About the author

 

We are the "Carapaus de Corrida", a group of five people who decided to embark on a project that will challenge the will of each one, testing its limits, expanding its horizons, getting them to know each other better, and reinforcing the their bonds of friendship. Four of Carapaus, Carla, Zé, Agostinho and Eduardo, have known each other since college days, when the streets and taverns of the city of Coimbra ran, and in their free time they went to Geography classes. In those times they created connections between themselves, whether around a table, in any group work or academic evening. But post-university life brought them closer, slowly realizing that what attracted them was the same thing that had led them to choose Geography, that is, the desire to go further, to learn, to experience, and to give to know others a little of this wonderful world we live in. It was also this insatiable curiosity that led the fifth element of Carapaus, Rui, to live and share their adventures with Carla on a travel blog, and to join this group in this great adventure. We are Racing Horse-Mackerels, not because we judge ourselves smarter than the others, as the portuguese saying goes, but because we are going to participate in a trip that is also a race, and we make it a point to let others know that we are Portuguese. We want to leave on this great trip and we want you to come with us. We want to show the world to the Portuguese, and to show Portugal to the world. We want to prove that people are good everywhere, and that with a friendly word and a smile one can go very far. We want to live and feel everything in a different way, and come to an end knowing that we are not the same ones that we leave. We want to leave, being sure that this will be the journey of a lifetime because, after all, paraphrasing Pessoa, the best way to feel is to travel.

Budget and due dates

The funding is intended to: - Team registration at the Mongol Rally - Security deposit - Donations - Development of team projects - Insurance and visas - Commission costs 5% of the PPL + VAT - Rewards and promotional material
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    5€ or more

    Thanks in Facebook page

    Thank you publicly on the Facebook page of Carapaus de Corrida and Viajar entre Viagens.

    90 backers

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    10€ or more

    Thanks in Facebook page + Autographed photo

    Thank you publicly on Facebook pages and a photo autographed by the five team members. It will preferably be sent by post with postage paid.

    88 backers

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    15€ or more

    Thank you on Facebook page + 1 visited country postcard

    In addition to the public thanks made on the facebook pages, we will send a postcard from one of the countries where we will pass.

    39 backers

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    20€ or more

    Thanks in Facebook page + Signature in car

    Thank you publicly on the Facebook pages and the possibility of signing the Car of the Carapaus de Corrida, before we leave Portugal.

    57 backers

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    25€ or more

    Thank you on Facebook page + Talk with the Carapaus on Skype on the go

    Thank you publicly on Facebook pages and a live session via Skype at one of our stops along the way, preferably in one of the schools to visit. Dependent on the existence and quality of the internet connection.

    15 backers

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    30€ or more

    Thanks in Facebook page + Racing Horse-Mackerels T-Shirt

    Thank you publicly on the pages and a T-Shirt of the Racing Horse-Mackerels.

    16 backers

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    50€ or more

    Thanks in Facebook page + Trip Poster

    Public thanks on the pages and poster produced from the participation in the Mongol Rally. To be delivered in person or by mail with postage included.

    22 backers

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    100€ or more

    Thanks in the page of Facebook + Lunch with the Carapaus

    Thank you publicly on Facebook pages and a lunch at the Carapaus restaurant in a restaurant to be designated by these, on a date to be agreed, in the region of Porto - Braga.

    20 backers

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    250€ or more

    Thanks + Advertising Banner in Viajar entre Viagens Blog

    Thank you publicly on Facebook pages and placement of banner advertising on the blog Viajar entre Viagens for 2 months.

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    350€ or more

    Thank you on Facebook page + Talk with team members

    Thank you publicly on the Facebook pages and talk with at least two members of The Racing Hoods at a place and time to schedule between the parties. Not applicable to autonomous regions.

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    500€ or more

    Agency Advertising

    Weekly mention for one month on the social networks of the blog Viajar entre Viagens. Link in the blog article for the company. Advertising banner in blog sidebar Viajar entre Viagens for a month.

    1 backer

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Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:35

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

Sun, 04/02/2018 - 11:05

Agradecimento!

Nós, Carapaus de Corrida, nos confessamos absolutamente esmagados pela dimensão da vossa generosidade! Em breve faremos os agradecimentos devidos na nossa página de Facebook e d...

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02/02/2018

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

26/12/2017

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  • Carapaus de Corrida

    Agradecimento!

    Nós, Carapaus de Corrida, nos confessamos absolutamente esmagados pela dimensão da vossa generosidade! Em breve faremos os agradecimentos devidos na nossa página de Facebook e depois trataremos de contactar todas as pessoas que, com donativos superiores, receberão outras recompensas.
    Não podemos, no entanto, deixar de agradecer aos muitos anónimos que depositaram total confiança em nós e que generosamente abdicaram das suas recompensas! A todos os anónimos e anónimas que colaboraram com a nossa campanha aqui fica um MUITO OBRIGADO saído do fundo dos nossos corações!
    Não se esqueçam de nos acompanhar porque esta viagem ainda agora está a sair da estação... e vai ter muuuuuuuito recheio!

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