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Tahiti.com and the 4L Trophy

4L Trophy, Team 843 HEC Montreal

At Tahiti.com, we believe in giving back. We’re always looking for ways to get involved in environmental and humanitarian efforts, not only in Tahiti, but also around the world. We recently helped sponsor a team in the 4L Trophy, a charitable event that covers a lot of ground – as you’ll see here.

Team 843 HEC Montreal, Guillaume and PaulThe 4L Trophy  

Established in 1997, the 4L Trophy is a humanitarian rally that begins in France and ends in Marrakesh, Morocco. The objective of the event is to support the education of over 3,000 Moroccan children by driving across the desert and delivering school supplies along the way.

The vehicle driven by each team is the Renault 4, also known as the 4L (or “Quatrelle”), a classic hatchback economy car once produced by the French automaker Renault between 1961 and 1994.

The route covers more than 6,500 kilometers in 10 days. With nothing but a compass and a map to guide the way, teams begin their trek from the south of France, driving through the Pyrenees Mountains, Spain, and eventually making their way through a long stretch of the Moroccan desert in North Africa.

Each team is responsible for raising money to help educate and support the children in Morocco. They then participate in the rally as a way to ship the aid down to where it’s needed the most. Together, the teams from this year’s event raised over $52,000 (€41.045) to build schools and delivered 63 tons of school supplies.

Team 843 HEC Montreal 

Tahiti.com sponsored teammates Guillaume Brovelli and Paul Roy in this year’s rally. Their journey was not without its share of obstacles and setbacks, including mechanical problems with their vehicle, but overall it sounds like they had a very wonderful experience. As Guillaume wrote to us:

“Quelle belle aventure, très forte en émotions et en apprentissages, mais honnêtement ce fut très dur… Je souhaite encore une fois te remercie pour la confiance et le soutien dont tu m’as fait preuve tout au long de la préparation de ce projet. Sans toi, je n’aurais surement jamais vécu tout cela. Encore merci du fond du cœur!”

(“What a great adventure, very strong in emotions and learning, but honestly it was also very hard… I want to thank you again for your confidence and support throughout the preparation of this project. Without you, I probably would have never experienced it. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart!”)

Here’s a fun video of their journey. Great work, Paul and Guillaume!

 

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8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Parkinson #

    This is a cool blog post, mate. Cheers for that!

    June 3, 2012
  2. Ashton Scow #

    You’ve done a good thing, very commendable. Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work.

    June 7, 2012
  3. Mandi #

    Cool event and fun video! Thanks! :) Take care.

    June 16, 2012
  4. gregory #

    Sounds like a challenging but rewarding experience for these young men. Great work!

    June 19, 2012
  5. Wannarka #

    Love this! Keep doing good things.

    June 30, 2012
  6. carol #

    you inspire me, thanks.

    July 30, 2012
  7. chgiannini #

    excellent post. fascinating reading.

    August 18, 2012
  8. kitty_cario #

    thanks for such nice information. i appreciate your work.

    December 22, 2012

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