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Joji’s Inspirational Ride 1965 story

Jojisam Luzipo Adu

Amidst all the hardships attributable to the pandemic, Barker is resolute in giving back to our community as our contribution to building an empowered, well-rounded society.

As the cycling enthusiasts that we are, we once again participated in the Ride 1965 initiative. While a worthy cause in many respects, a particular story transpiring from this cause has resonated deeply with us.

Joji’s Inspirational Journey

Jojisam (Josi) Luzipo-Adu, now 24 years old, was one of the first-ever female 1965 Ride bursars.

The altruistic work of 1965 Ride ultimately opened a doorway of opportunity for Josi that she will be eternally grateful for.

Josi’s childhood dream was led by her heart of gold: To become a doctor in the hope of helping others. Having matriculated in 2015 from Queenstown Girls' High School, and with the support from the Ride 1965 team, she made her way to the Cape to commence her medical journey at Stellenbosch University Medical School.

Josi is a testament to the adage “Dreams do come true”. Today she is a qualified Junior Medical Doctor. Josi put in the hard yards and overcame all self-doubt with the unwavering support of her loved ones and, in particular, the 1965 Ride Team.

She is immensely proud to be a part of this world-changing organisation, which places education at its very core, and she strongly attests to the monumental role that 1965 Ride played in realising her, and countless others’, lifelong goals.

Learn more about the RIDE 1965 initiative here.