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Cycle for Power #1000kays40days

Cycle for Power #1000kays40days

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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 1,000 km's in 40 days to raise funds to bring solar power to the 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 the installation of solar power at the school. Any additional funds raised will go towards building of the new classroom. I plan to start cycling on Friday 31 July 2020 and therefore need to have completed the 1,000 kilometers by 8 September 2020. Please go check out and follow my Facebook page for more information, updates, photos, progress reports and more - https://www.facebook.com/Cycle-for-Power-1000kays40days-104371531366706.

 

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 grade R to 5 who 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, a 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 their 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 for this year is to raise enough money to build 1 more classroom and an office with solar power. Having electricity would make an enormous difference to what they could do for the kids – it allows them to bring the whole world to their classrooms using basic tools such as the internet.

 

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.

Donations

  • Nov 27, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Good luck to this inspiring young man!" - Jenny Masterson

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Good luck to this inspiring young man!" - Jenny Masterson

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Good luck to this inspiring young man!" - Jenny Masterson

  • Sep 11, 2020 - R 6 345.00
  • "R1/km per family member. Huge respect, well done! So glad we could do some of it with you. You’re an inspiration to us all. " - Lisbon Vrekens

  • Sep 08, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Well done Daniel, that's an amazing achievement!" - Daniel Newman

  • Sep 08, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "I can’t WAIT to turn on the lights! Thank you. " - Zithulele leRouxs

  • Sep 07, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "You are amazing and inspiring to all! You are my superhero!" - Elsabe

  • Sep 07, 2020 - R 800.00
  • "Dan - we are very proud of you ... great determination and character building " - Nigel &Tia

  • Sep 06, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Great initiative and very impressive cycling! We will cheer for the last k's as well!" - Kicki and Lars

  • Sep 06, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Awesome work Daniel " - Peter

  • Sep 06, 2020 - R 317.25
  • " Well done Daniel, we are so proud of all your efforts!" - Jacques and Taryn

  • Sep 06, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Incredible Daniel. Well done and finish strong!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 06, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Almost done!!!!~" - Linda

  • Sep 05, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Crazy proud of you! You are making such a massive difference in so many peoples lives. " - Tabs

  • Sep 05, 2020 - R 317.25
  • "So wonderful following your amazing journey Daniel!!! Your hard work will make a difference in the lives of so many children in the years to come. Congratulations!" - Kate H

  • Sep 04, 2020 - USD $ 59.64
  • "Well done Daniel! Great initiative. " - The Waughs

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "

    Well done Daniel. Thank you for making a positive change in this world!

    " - Anonymous

  • Sep 02, 2020 - USD $ 30.05
  • "Almost there, great job and great commitment " - Gawie Wolmarans

  • Aug 30, 2020 - USD $ 59.93
  • "Great job for a great school!" - The Southey Family

  • Aug 29, 2020 - USD $ 29.96
  • "Well done - keep going! " - Catherine Lockey

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Good luck to this inspiring young man!" - Jenny Masterson

  • Aug 25, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    Good luck

    " - Cedric Puckrin

  • Aug 23, 2020 - USD $ 28.99
  • "Good luck cousin! " - Rafi

  • Aug 23, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Keep going big bro. You got this!" - Cameron le Roux

  • Aug 23, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Good luck Daniel!" - Nils le Roux

  • Aug 20, 2020 - USD $ 58.16
  • "Great initiative Daniel!" - Kelly

  • Aug 19, 2020 - R 2 115.00
  • "Great initiative Daniel - we are behind you!" - Ingrid&Pieter

  • Aug 18, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Great initiative for great cause! Thanks for helping us support solar power for ZIS. Keep cycling!" - Henrik, Monica, Ingrid & Viktor

  • Aug 17, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Go Daniel Go!!! Well done on a great initiative " - The Forrests

  • Aug 15, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Go Dan! I am so proud of you!" - Papa Lawrence

  • Aug 15, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Well done. " - Rod Road Rascal

  • Aug 14, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Amper daar! Great initiative! " - Gert V

  • Aug 14, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Great initiative from a young leader for those less fortunate " - Michele and Neil Karg

  • Aug 13, 2020 - USD $ 114.78
  • "Congratulations to Daniel and the Push-Ups Team ! Bring on the solar power to ZIS !" - Vicki Solia

  • Aug 10, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Great work making a change to other people’s lives!" - Rupert

  • Aug 05, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Awesome initiative young man " - Gordon Wyatt

  • Aug 05, 2020 - R 1 586.25
  • "Go Daniel - epic stuff!" - Simon&Althea

  • Aug 05, 2020 - USD $ 29.68
  • "Thanks to JohnN for telling me about your project! " - Claire Sommer

  • Aug 04, 2020 - USD $ 57.83
  • "Good for you!" - Kurt and Nancy Lorenz

  • Aug 04, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Fantastic initiativ for a wonderful cause! " - Erik Uhlen

  • Aug 04, 2020 - R 2 115.00
  • "Awesome initiative Daniel, we are really proud of you! Good luck!" - Multiform Furniture Manufacturers

  • Aug 04, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Well done boy. Great work

    " - Dave and Betsie

  • Aug 02, 2020 - USD $ 58.96
  • "Daniel, you're such an inspiration! Good luck! You're going to smash it." - Hanri, Aga & Rafi

  • Aug 01, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Good luck Daniel... Great day 2 ride! Wouldn't be surprised if you hit 1500km ;-)" - Andreas

  • Aug 01, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Hi Daniel - you started cycling so I started donating!!!!! Proud of you!!" - Linda Boatwright

  • Jul 31, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Good luck champ!" - Chandre Boshoff

  • Jul 31, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Good luck to this inspiring young man!" - Jenny Masterson

  • Jul 31, 2020 - R 537.00
  • "

    Looking forward to cycling some of the 1000 with you Daniel!

    " - John

  • Jul 30, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Sterkte met jou poging Daniel!" - Cecile

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Proud of you Daniel! HIT IT HARD! " - Paula le Roux

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Super awesome initiative" - Chiyo Ferreira

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "What a champion!!!" - Colleen Sleigh

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "This is amazing, Daniel! Good luck and keep us updated! " - Lindsey and David

  • Jul 27, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Sterkte Daniel! Hoop die bene hou. " - Johan le Roux

  • Jul 27, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "You are awesome Daniel! Just do it!" - Elsabe le Roux

  • Jul 27, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Go, Go, Go!" - Kirsty

  • Jul 27, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Go Daniel! You can do this. Proud of you my boy." - Louis

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 47 452.31

Fundraising target

R 40 000.00
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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.