The VW Amarok Social Test Drive gives South Africans the opportunity to test drive the Amarok whilst also doing some good by delivering supplies to the people that need them most.
The first Social Test Drive started at Midbay Motors Volkswagen in Richards Bay. The journey to reach Zwanani Combined Primary School in a rural KwaZulu-Natal and back took roughly four hours.
The Amarok delivered 6,000 Pearson education books to Zwanani Combined Primary, a school with little-to-no books or resources for its 168 registered learners, four teachers and the principal.
Watch the delivery:
Making a difference
"Pearson is delighted to partner with Volkswagen for the first Amarok Social Test Drive. What a pleasure to watch our textbooks flying through the rugged KZN terrain to a school in need where they will make a difference in the lives of many young learners," said Gary Broom, marketing director for schools at Pearson South Africa.
The next Amarok Test Drive delivery will take place in October, and will go to the rural community of Maqashu, roughly an hour outside of East London. The delivery will comprise of sewing machines and material that will help the residents make clothes to sell and raise funds for their community.
Amarok Social Test Drives will take place over the coming months until December 2015. Volkswagen is giving the public the opportunity to make one of the next four deliveries to communities in need by applying online at www.socialtestdrive.co.za.