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Cycle 2 Play

Cycle 2 Play

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I am a 12-year-old Grade 6 learner at Glenwood House School in George. As part of a school “Ductus Excellentiam Leadership Challenge” I have challenged myself to cycle up the infamous Montague Pass just outside George 8 times over a period of 8 weeks to raise funds towards building a playground at Zithulele Independent School situated in Zithulele, a small village in the rural Eastern Cape.

As part of this project, I hope to raise at least R30,000.00 towards building a playground at the school. I plan to start cycling on 20 July and aim to have completed the summit of the pass 8 times by 20 September 2021. Please go check out and follow my Facebook page for more information, updates, photos, progress reports, and more -https://www.facebook.com/cycle2play4zithulele.

Zithulele Independent School started in 2016 to meet a need for a school with English as a language of instruction as well as smaller classes than are currently possible in the government schools in the area. The school currently has 55 learners from grades R to 5who come from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

This provides great opportunities for learning to value and celebrate diversity. Their hope is to create an environment that allows children to develop a lifelong love of learning, a strong sense of identity, respect for diversity, and a desire to make a positive contribution to the world.

Some level of infrastructure is required to make this all possible. The school moved to its very own campus at the start of 2020 after spending 4 years borrowing and sharing classrooms in the village. So far this includes 3 classrooms, 3 composting toilets, and a rain tank.

The goal of this project is to raise enough money to build a proper playground for the children to use while at school and during break time to create a safe environment for these kids to play and have fun. The playground will also include obstacles that can be used by the larger community in Zithulele as a fitness training area.

More information about Zithulele Independent School can be found on their website at http://www.zithuleleschool.org or on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/zithuleleindependentschool

This playground will create a safe environment for kids to play and have fun while at school. The playground will also be accessible to the larger Zithulele community to use at any time.

The plan is also to install obstacles and fitness equipment for anyone to use this area after school hours as a fitness training area.

Funds will go towards building the playground and installing some equipment such as swings, monkey bars, jungle gyms, see-saws, and so on.

The more money is raised the more facilities can be included. If enough money is raised the plan is to also install some obstacle and fitness type equipment for the community to use.

Donations

  • Sep 22, 2021 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Great effort! Well done Cameron! Glad to contribute to good cause." - Henrik, Monica, Ingrid & Viktor

  • Sep 21, 2021 - USD $ 33.85
  • "Superb effort Cam" - Sonja Bland

  • Sep 21, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Well done, Cameron!" - Trotse Oom

  • Sep 21, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Well done Cameron eyes on the prize and look at how much you’ve achieved! " - TheLenharda

  • Sep 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "So proud! " - Granny

  • Sep 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Cameron, you are amazing! Congratulations!" - Elsabe le Roux

  • Sep 19, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "Thanks Cameron, amazing job!! " - Emma, Johan and Dawie le Roux

  • Sep 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Jy is 'n yster Cameron! " - Norths

  • Sep 19, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done boy. Excellent effort! So proud of you for pushing through!" - Mom & Dad

  • Sep 19, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done!!" - Johan le Roux

  • Sep 19, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Awesome work Cam!" - Simon, Althea&kids

  • Sep 17, 2021 - USD $ 68.43
  • "Good luck Cam. Proud of you. Only a couple more to go!" - Aga + Hanri + Rafi

  • Sep 10, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done Cameron! We’re all rooting for you. Great initiative and a very worthy cause. " - Vrekensinportugal

  • Sep 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Well done Cameron. Keep going and well done on your achievement! " - Lainie & Rob

  • Sep 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Well done! Great cause" - Andrew Cruikshanks

  • Sep 01, 2021 - R 800.00
  • "Just keep pedalling Cameron" - Karmelle van Rensburg

  • Aug 27, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go Cameron. Gooi mielies!" - Ruthvens

  • Aug 25, 2021 - R 750.00
  • "Well done for breaking 40mins on Montagu Pass Strava segment bro! Keep going!" - Daniel le Roux

  • Aug 22, 2021 - USD $ 65.60
  • "Playground ! Yeah !" - Vicki Solia

  • Aug 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Pedal powerfully on the pass for play paradise!" - Papa

  • Aug 02, 2021 - USD $ 102.65
  • "Proud of you Cam! Keep climbing." - Kirsty

  • Aug 01, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "So proud of you … keep it going!! " - Tabs

  • Jul 26, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Go Cameron - well done on taking this initiative to fundraise and all the best!" - Andreas

  • Jul 26, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck with the mountain biking Cameron!" - Nils le Roux

  • Jul 23, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Go Cameron Go!" - Elsabe le Roux

  • Jul 22, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "You are a champion Cameron!!!" - Colleen Sleigh

  • Jul 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Making a change, one pedal stroke at a time. Great going Cameron!" - Rupert

  • Jul 14, 2021 - USD $ 13.57
  • "Good cause!" - Peter Lilienfeld

  • Jul 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Go Cam. You got this!" - Louis

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 26 235.51

Fundraising target

R 30 000.00
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Zithulele Independent School

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Zithulele Independent School was founded in 2016 by a group of parents and community members from a remote village in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.  We serve a diverse range of families - probably quite uniquely so among South African schools - with 60% of our children coming from the local community and the balance from families working at NGOs or the nearby hospital. This mixture of language, race, and socioeconomic backgrounds makes for a wonderfully rich, vibrant teaching and learning context. 

Zithulele Independent School is focussed on providing a safe, stimulating environment where children can discover their individual strengths and interests while learning to function well as part of a team and community. The classes are intentionally small to allow learning to be individualised and experiential. 

Given that most South African children come from multilingual contexts, our aim is to support this existing asset in the classroom. Each class has both an English-speaking and isiXhosa-speaking teacher so that children are taught, can access help, and express themselves in both languages. The aim is to foster confident bilingual communication, valuing of multilingualism, and respect for diversity.

The school currently consists of grade R to grade 4. The intention is to add a class each year up until grade 7.