In an effort to help two orphaned children from Manguzi (near the Mozambican border) get an education, a teacher from the KwaZulu-Natal Hilton will embark on a 500km cycling / running challenge on Youth Day, June 16.

Kwanda Sibiya, professor of science at Hilton College, representing the non-profit organization Sport for life, will lead a team of six who challenge themselves to complete an eight-day trek in Manguzi.

The initiative is inaugural in collaboration with the Kolisi Foundation and seeks to bridge social and economic divisions through sport.

A PROFESSOR HILTON DETERMINED TO HELP ORPHANS

The rest of the team is made up of Chris Kingsley, Ncedo Koyana, Peter Storrar, Caroline Storrar and Rod Spencer, some of whom work at Hilton College or belong to nonprofits. They plan to cycle and run to conclude their trip on Wednesday.

Sibiya hopes the challenge will raise enough money to raise, educate and mentor two orphans from Maguzi aged 5 and 6. Growing up, Sibiya’s life was not easy and her family struggled to make ends meet.

Sibiya, after reading a newspaper clipping about Mark Shuttleworth, wanted to pursue a career in science. After years of hard work and perseverance, Sibiya is now a science teacher and hostess at the prestigious Hilton College.

Sport for Lives co-founder Chris Kingsley said: “The partnership between the Kolisi Foundation and Sport for life is driven by our shared desire to change the rhetoric about inequality in South Africa.

“Our goal is to activate generosity through the sport vehicle and we are honored to partner with the Kolisi Foundation, as we are both a platform through which the voice of Kwanda and personal hope for its community can be amplified, ”Kingsley added.

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Source: www.thesouthafrican.com
This notice was published: 2021-06-15 13:36:07

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