I am raising funds for the work Qhubeka does in providing bicycles to children who walk more than 5km to school and back, by participating in the 94.7 riding for Qhubeka.
To give you an example of what your money can do for kids in South Africa, R2 800 will fund a bicycle for a child to get to school 75% faster, attend school 17% more often and increase their school marks by 22%. In addition, these kids also report feeling safer going to school on a bicycle than walking. Any amount you can give would be a great help. Go to my fundraising page at GivenGain to make your donation.
Education is one of many, but in my opinion one of the biggest challenges, to the future of South Africa, and this is one way in which I want to make a difference.
Why support this cause? It’s simple. 500 000 children walk 10km or more every day in South Africa just to get to school. We cannot let this continue. Bicycles are a simple solution and by supporting me, there is something we can do to change this.