Ammanah IFS supports #RIDE 4 SA Education

Posted by Admin - March 20, 2017 - Ammanah News - No Comments


50 towns | 3,000 kms

Ammanah IFS is pleased to support Ride4SA Education.

Believe it or not, Salaamedia and Salaam Foundation will be riding 3000km on a bicycle across South Africa, in a test of human endurance to help support impoverished kids through their early years of education.

#Riding4SAeducation was scheduled to kick off on 7 February 2017 from the Musina border post in Limpopo and will end at Cape Point in the Western Cape by mid March 2017.

Recreational cyclist, Azhar Vadi, is expected to be joined by other riders enroute as the call is sent out to communities, business and individuals to donate to the Salaam Foundation fund for education development projects in South Africa.

Among the identified needs are the building of toilets in schools with pit latrines, the provision of containerised kitchens and libraries, school shoes for learners who cannot afford them and bicycles to children walking extremely long distances to class every day.

Shamsheer Khan, a director at Salaamedia and Salaam Foundation said, “As South Africans we need to contribute positively to our country and the people around us. We face tough challenges and to make an effort in the field of education is the best place to start.”

The campaign has also been encouraging residents of various areas to forward suggestions of schools they are aware of that could benefit from the project. Details should be sent to People wishing to participate in the ride for any distance can also email the above address.

The cycle will pass through approximately 50 towns and cities along the following route:

Beit Bridge border, Musina, Louis Trichard, Polokwane, Mokopane, Mookgopong, Modimolle, Bela Bela, Hammanskraal, Pretoria, Laudium, Marlboro, Houghton, Robertsham,  Soweto, Lenasia, Roshnee, Benoni, Springs, Evander, Standerton, Volksrust, Newcastle, Danhauser, Dundee, Glencoe, Ladysmith Colenso, Escourt, Howick, PMB, Durban, Port Shepstone, Margate, Harding, Kokstad, Mount Frere, Mthatha, Butterworth, East London,  King Williams Town, Grahamstown, Port  Elizabeth, Jeffrey’s Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, George, Mossel Bay, Swellendam, Cape Agulhas, Hermanus, Bot River, Cape Town, Cape Point.

“We must create tremendous hype around the issue of improved basic education. This is the foundation for future growth in South Africa. We must raise the standards by raising awareness.”

Information on the cycle can be found on @salaamedia on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Daily training updates and Azhar’s ride can be followed on Salaam Media webiste or on the Strava application.

Salaamedia practices humanitarian journalism, where consumers of the media are encouraged to participate and actively get involved in stories covered. Salaam Foundation is the humanitarian wing of Salaamedia and is a registered non-profit company.

 Ammanah IFS is therefore pleased to be a sponsor of Ride4SAEducation.

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