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Mobilising people with bicycles can change lives

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Toward the end of 2015, Redhill student Dominique Pretorius sent out an appeal for a project that the Grade 7’s were assigned. The project was called The Leavers Legacy Project. The motivation of the Leavers Legacy Project is to leave behind something great for others less fortunate.

Dominique and the rest of the Grade 7 class were tasked to raise enough money to sponsor as many Qhubeka bicycles as possible to donate to the top achievers at Babanango Valley Primary School near Dundee, Kwazulu Natal, in the hope that this would improve the quality of life for some of these less fortunate children. Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to carry on”, “to progress”, “to move forward". Qhubeka believes that mobilising people with bicycles can change lives through creating access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity. Each bicycle costs R2300 which includes a helmet, lock, pump, bicycle tools and delivery of the bicycles.

Dominique Pretorius had this to say “By giving a donation, I am happy to help you out whenever you like, make you tea, rub your feet, bake you cupcakes. You just have to ask :) “. Let’s be honest, who could resist a foot rub and cupcakes. But seriously, The Qhubeka team and cycling in general are very close to the Barker Insurance team, we decided to donate 1 x Bicycle and accessories to this fantastic initiative. 

All in all the Grade 7 class managed to raise R20 750, which funded 9 new Qhubeka bicycles for the Babanango Valley Primary School. Well done to the Dominique & the rest of the Grade 7 class of 2015 and all those that donated so generously to such a worthy cause.

                        Those wanting to find out more about this cause or to donate, click HERE

                                                #Makingadifference #BicyclesChangeLives

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                                                View my photos of the hand over HERE