Globetrotter apprentices bring fun

Photo: Globetrotter Ausrüstung
The Globetrotter apprentices from Munich took a moving break from their bicycle tour to the outdoor trade fair: they stopped at an SOS Children’s Village.

Bassitou (left, in the picture), an 18 year old Togolese, is doing an apprenticeship at Globetrotter to become a trained retail salesman. He is happy when he thinks back to his time at the SOS Children’s Village in Diessen on Lake Ammer, his home until a year ago. As a way of saying thank you, Bassitou and his three apprentice colleagues from Munich cycled to Diessen in July to offer the girls and boys a full day of outdoor fun.

The kids at SOS-Kinderdorf Dießen have a lot of fun with the Globetrotter-Azubis. | Foto: Globetrotter Ausrüstung
The apprentices were on their way to the outdoor trade fair in Friedrichshafen as part of their apprentice tour. On such tours, future Globetrotter experts test material in the field, everything from tent to bicycle trailer. »Even ten kilometres outside Diessen, Bassitou was already being greeted by people who recognized him.«, remembers the trainer Arnhild Witte with a smile.

The apprentices built an activity course with nine different stations positioned all over the Children’s Village. The children, age 5 to 17, had to team up, try to balance on a slackline and – well protected – climb up a pine. In the evening they enjoyed a BBQ before the apprentices cycled on to Lake Constance the next morning.