Held from the 4th to the 12th of May 2013, this charity ride changed the lives of some of the most underprivileged children in South Africa.
The ride took place from Kei Mouth through to Coffee bay and returned some 8 days later.
The funds raised by this ride went to projects which included:
STEP BY STEP CRÈCHE
Work has commenced on the new Step By Step Creche near Kob Inn at the Wild Coast.
Lindiwe who runs this Crèche for no monetary gain and in fact funds a large majority of the expenses herself is ecstatic to have a new building to teach the somewhat 90 children from the community. Previously Touch Africa assisted the school with educational toys and mattresses and are pleased to assist with a new building.
The musical potential at Ngubenyathi School was so great, that Touch Africa wanted to assist in some way. They were missing a piano and we found one in East London and had it delivered to the school.
Work has commenced at the School where Nelson Mandela completed his Junior Certificate. We have supplied the school a Organ and have now committed to building a crèche commencing January 2014.
MIDDELBURG EMMANUEL’S CHILDRENS HOME
We staged a Ride 4 Change MTB event from Middelberg to Port Elizabeth to raise money for an orphanage called Emmanuals in Middelberg. R70 000 was raised and the monies will be spent on building a separate boys dormitory. Currently they share this space with the girls.
A group of 40 riders under the Ride 4 Change banner challenged themselves with a tough trip from Middelberg to Port Elizabeth through the Karoo to raise these much needed funds
KFC FEEDING SCHEME
Every six seconds a child dies as a result of hunger. Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risks to health worldwide – greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The cost of living increases each year at such an alarming rate that food is becoming increasingly scarce to the poor.
Touch Africa has received R2.7 million. This funding has been split between four deserving schools namely: Sapphire Road Primary in Booysens Park, Port Elizabeth (1114 students), Mcgawezulu Junior Secondary School, Transkei (85 students), Ilitha Educare Centre, Storms River (50 students) and Mapetla Creche, Soweto, Gauteng (35 students).
Grey High School in Port Elizabeth sent a team of 16 cyclists on a 1000km cycle tour
from Port Elizabeth to the Western Cape returning along the Garden Route.
R 60 000.00 was raised which was used to build a new grade 6 classroom.
Moses from Mgothwane along with his students and teachers were excited to start off the New Year with a new classroom.