7February 2020 – Fatima Sookharia
Salaamedia embarks on the fourth annual #Ride4Education this February.
The child seeking an education under the most trying of circumstances is our focus. We aim to make this ride an eye-opening one while documenting the needs and challenges faced by learners seeking an education despite the long sandy paths walked, and the dangers faced along the way. We hope to make this project memorable and fruitful.
This time, the cyclists will brave a route starting in Musina, at the Zimbabwean border and then make their way down to Kwa Zulu Natal.
Along this route, the team of cyclists will be visiting schools that are otherwise forgotten in the most rural parts of Southern African. The plight of the impoverished school learner will be highlighted,and their challenges amplified as the team aims to visit the most impoverished schools along the route coming down to Kwa-Zulu Natal.
This year the team will be starting in Musina at the Zimbabwean Border and then doing a distance of approximately 2000 km through three provinces before making their way to Chatsworth, KwaZulu Natal.
The cyclists will begin the lengthy 2020 ride on Monday 17th February and will be visiting the following towns
Monday – 17 February -Musina
Tuesday -18 February – Makhado (Louis Trichardt)
Wednesday –19 February – Polokwane
Thursday 20 – February – Tzaneen
Friday – 21 February – Burgersfort
Saturday – 22 February – Lydenburg
Sunday – 23 February – Carolina
Monday – 24 February –Bethal
Tuesday – 25 February –Vryheid
Wednesday – 26 February –Richards Bay
Thursday – 27 February – Stanger
Friday – 28 February –Verulam Umhlanga
Saturday – 29 February – Durban / Chatsworth
The platinum sponsor behindthe ride for 2020 is Frimax Foods once again.
Salaam Foundation would like to open a computer centre in the heart of Unit 2 in Chatsworth at Summerfield Primary School at the end of this ride. With your help we hope to empower children at this school with access to skillsthat they would otherwise not be exposed to due to their unfortunate circumstances.
You can be part of this initiative by contributing to the #Ride4Education 2020