The vision of The Shongololo Peace Train Trust is to identify and match the needs of the various communities along the Shongololo Express journey with wiling donors, ranging from individual travellers to corporates within South Africa and internationally. The Trust has been established to coordinate these initiatives into one channel which will be utilized to give back as much as possible to the communities in need.


Centipedes typically have between 80 and 400 legs, with the minority growing to have as many as 750 legs. The Trust will use this as a benchmark to grow into the longest shongololo possible, with every R10 000 raised forming another leg on the Shongololo Peace Train Trust. The goal for year one will be for the Shongolo Peace Train Trust to have 80 legs and thus raise R800 000 rand through individual and corporate donations.