Senzo Meyiwa Epic

An Epic Road Trip for Senzo. For the Rhino. For Freedom.

Senzo Meyiwa of Orlando Pirates celebrates victory during the President Cup on the 22 July 2012 at Mbombela Stadium ©Hennie Lohmann/BackpagePix

 

The South African soccer captain, Senzo Meyiwa, was murdered in 2014 in Johannesburg. Needless to say his death came as a shock to our nation and a sobering reminder of the South African struggle for peace and prosperity.

 

My Epic African Road Trip will celebrate his life and passion by road tripping to Russia’s 2018 Soccer World cup from Cape Town to Moscow via Spain; of course, we are inviting you to join us no matter who you are and where you are from. Whether or not South Africa qualifies for the event, we will be there waving our flags, proudly and bravely, as a symbol of our unity and strength.

 

senzo 2

 

But that’s not all.

 

As you may be aware, rhino across the world are being decimated by poachers. Of course, My Epic African Road Trip understands that conservation education is vital in the fight to save our beloved rhino from extinction. So, we are proud to announce that we have partnered with animation studio Minds Eye Creative to develop a 25 minute ‘Save the Rhino’ kiddies cartoon that will be shared with children we meet during the 20000km Senzo Meyiwa Epic.

 

The cartoon will follow the struggle of the young rhino, Uphondo, whose mother is killed by poachers. As an educational toon, it will serve to spread awareness about the rhino’s plight to the children we pass who might never have the opportunity to hear about this plight again. If you familiar with the struggle of the Manta Ray and how mobile cinema is transforming their outlook as a species in South East Asia, you will understand that cinema is powerful tool at transforming attitudes and ideas about the world around us.

 

Certainly, as Africa’s future is to be left in these young hands, we hope to create a sense appreciation and urgency surrounding African wildlife within the communities we touch. This cartoon will be accompanied by an adult focused education programme that works to re-imagine the value of rhino in the community psyche.

 

poached rhino

 

This press release is an early call out to anyone who would like to get involved with this epic project. Please contact us if feel you may be able to offer value to this project during its development stages; contributors will be given a free seat if the programme gathers sufficient momentum and sponsorship leading up to the road trip.

 

Although this road trip and its seats will eventually go on sale to the general public, at the moment we are only looking for contributors who can offer some value in the below categories.

 

We are seeking:

  1. Anyone with a willingness to help
  2. Educators with experience in adult education programme design
  3. Cinematographers with documentary experience
  4. Animators with 2D experience
  5. Paramedics
  6. Conservationists
  7. Candidates with potential sponsorship connections in the following areas:
    1. Fuel
    2. Transportation
    3. Animation development
    4. Media
    5. Conservation
    6. Technology

 

If you feel you would like to get involved with the Senzo Meyiwa Epic, please drop Kyle Brown a mail at enquiries@myepicafricanroadtrip.com.

 

Also, Please keep an eye on our website for more information.