SURREY, ENGLAND - Nick Gough and Rich Sears, from Guildford, Sueey, left London in August 2012 to promote education around the world with a lawnmower-powered tuk-tuk. According to the Daily Mail, the pair is the first to conquer Africa in their open-sided 395cc rickshaw. They started their travels touring the UK in their little machine which can reach a top speed of 55km/h – downhill. Since then, they’ve been to Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi and Botswana before arriving in Namibia. Next up is South Africa and then they’ll ship their tuk-tuk to Mumbai, India to take on Asia and the then Americas.Gough and Sears’s mission is to raise awareness of grassroots projects where there is poor access to education. MAKING A STARTSears said: “The world’s leaders have made a commitment to achieving universal primary education by 2015 but, despite this pledge, over 61 million primary-aged children worldwide still lack access to any form of education.”The power team uses their charity called Tuk-Tuk Travels to assess needs while they visit schools and invite sponsors.Despite rough terrains in Tanzania, the tuk-tuk has suffered only ne flat tyre outside Paris and a snapped an accelerator cable whilst in Africa.So far they’ve rallied up support from explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and actorress Joanna Lumley.Fiennes said: “Tuk Tuk Travels is a unique adventure through some of the most challenging and diverse environments, cultures and countries on the planet – it promises to be unmissable viewing.”Human rights champion, Lumley, said: “Inspired lunacy with a heart of gold and the mind of Aristotle - I’m behind Tuk Tuk Travels all the way.”Visit the team’s website here for more info.