Enduro Africa 2010 - Gojela Primary School
2010-11-02The purpose of the ride is not only to enjoy the incredible riding conditions South Africa has to offer, but also to raise funds for charity.
Touch Africa, along with UNICEF, Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and Sentebale (Prince Harry’s Trust in Lesotho) is a beneficiary of this event which raises R5 million per annum.
This year, the fifth year of this event, the riders participated in rehabilitating a school, on their rest day. Gojela Primary School situated close to Kob Inn, along the Transkei Wild Coast has an enrolment of 246 children. The Grade R classroom was in very bad shape, with a leaky roof, rotten ceiling, uneven floor and very little in the way of educational equipment or toys. Touch Africa has previously assisted this school with the provision of solar powered electricity and aims to further assist this school with infrastructural assistance to rehabilitate a block of three classrooms.
Each project that we undertake is designed to make a tangible and long lasting difference to each school we assist.
The work that the Enduro Africa riders did this year, has ensured that the Grade R classroom is now watertight, has a new ceiling, new floor and floor coverings, a fresh coat of paint and loads of educational toys. This is now going to be a very happy space to be in for the children and will certainly improve and increase attendance. Early childhood development is so critically important and this make-over will go a long way to achieving the goals of ensuring each child has the opportunity and a right to basic education.
If you would like to get involved with a Touch Africa project contact Elise Fish on 076 170 449 or email email@example.com