Damian's Three Peaks Challenge 2016
- By: Damian Will
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/damians-three-peaks-challenge-2016
On 5th November 2016 I will be running the Three Peaks Challenge. Around 50km statring from Greenmarket Square in Cape Town and summitting all Three peaks (Devil's Peak, Table Mountain and Lions Head) returning to Greenmarket Square after each summit.
I have decided to join some of the Three Peaks Challengers to run for Mamelani Projects this year and aim to raise R 2 000.
Mamelani Projects is a registered NPO that runs an innovative Youth Development Programme that works specifically with young people who have grown up in a children’s home. When they turn 18, they are forced to move on from the system. Many of these young people are not ready for this transition and without adequate support, following years of stability, they struggle to cope with this new reality. Apart from needing emotional support, many need to be supported to stay in school, attend skills training programmes and find meaningful work. Mamelani's programme helps them to build resilience, strengthen their sense of who they are and acquire the skills they need to move forward in their lives.
Mamelani has two flagship programmes – one that contributes to community health and wellbeing and another that supports youth in transition. Their Youth Development Programme supports young people who have grown up in state care (child and youth care centres and former children’s homes) who, when they turn 18, need to move on from these institutions. Mamelani’s programme ensures that they do not fall through the gaps at this critical time and that they are emotionally and practically prepared for the next chapter of their lives.
Funds that are raised ensure that Mamelani is able to offer learning opportunities in ways that truly enable them to have the confidence required, to take the next steps towards reaching their own personal goals, and the resilience to deal with the challenges that they are faced with. The support that Mamelani provides focuses on resilience-building activities, support for further education, and the opportunity to start a paid internship and ultimately prepare for the world of work.
Please help me reach my goal of raising R2 000 to create these kinds of opportunities for the young people that Mamelani works with
- Nov 02, 2016 - R 200.00
- "Have fun!!" - MOM
- Nov 02, 2016 - R 100.00
- "Good luck!" - Amy
- Nov 02, 2016 - R 200.00
- "Smash it! #poweredbyplants " - Don
- Oct 02, 2016 - R 100.00
- "Lets do it!" - Anonymous
- Sep 29, 2016 - R 150.00
- "Fantastic cause! Hope you smash that target and have an unforgettable race!" - Sue-Ann Fourie
- Sep 29, 2016 - R 200.00
- "Great cause, Good luck!!" - Nagi
Mamelani works with people to increase their sense of agency and ability to improve their own lives. We work with young people coming out of state care through our Youth Development Programme and with women through our Health Education Programme.
To set up your own fundraising page for Mamelani Projects click here