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Go Beyond for A Child

Funds Raised:
R 21 643
Fundraising Target:
R 140 000
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Kids from rural villages have to walk far to get to school because there aren’t many schools.

I have set myself a new challenge: the 160km Ultra-Asia race from 6-9 March to raise funds to buy 500 school shoes for learners in need in KZN, North Coast.

I run far and long, for me it’s not so much about personal achievement or conquering the ultra-running world but rather a mission much closer to home – rural schoolchildren. I was born in the rural village, Mseleni in Mhlabuyalingana. I know the barriers childrern have to try to overcome.

So far, I have raised over R3 million through my various athletic adventures to better the lives of children in need from underserved schools and communities.

There were five new classrooms, an admin block and new toilets for Khiphinkunzi Primary School in Mtubatuba, food packages, face masks during the Covid pandemic, and now – school shoes.

For children from rural villages, who have to walk 4-7km to school, a school shoe, therefore, becomes a mode of transport, yet some families can’t afford them due to socio-economic factors.

A school shoe competes with bread and butter. A school shoe should not stand in their way. Every child should have a fair chance at success.

So this fundraising initiative is about reducing barriers to finishing school.

My mission is to raise R140,000 to provide 500 new pairs of school shoes to learners at five different schools in Mseleni on KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast.

It is for this reason that I will attempt to run 160km Ultra ASIA marathon, a four-stage event that includes a brutal 6000 meters of positive elevation and 7000 meters of negative elevation and requires runners to carry their own supplies. Each night they sleep over in local villagers’ houses.

I do not run for the podium; I run for the joy of it and for social impact – to make a small impact. This race is particularly special because during the event, we will spend the nights in traditional houses on stilts.

This kind of experience keeps me grounded and aligns well with the causes I run for. I run for children from the deep rural villages, with special focus on the North Coast. Running a race where I will immerse myself in the villages is spiritually awakening. I love that!

Running for a cause has helped me to enjoy the process more, knowing I am running for something. This is how my initiative called: ‘Go Beyond for a Child’ was born. I run long and far for a child in need.

Those wanting to donate to the cause can do so online at: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/primary-school-children 

 

Donations

  • Apr 23, 2023 - USD $ 5.97 Fees covered
  • "What a wonderful and inspirational thing you are doing Nontuthuko. May many children follow in your footsteps." - Nina

  • Mar 08, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck and thank you for all that you are doing!" - Andrew Barnes

  • Mar 05, 2023 - USD $ 32.42 Fees covered
  • "All the best for tomorrow! And enjoy the view! Lots of love from Jo" - Jo Hobson

  • Mar 03, 2023 - USD $ 1.19 Fees covered
  • "All the best!" - Lunda W

  • Feb 28, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Love your energy. Keep going. " - Yastri&Rasen

  • Feb 26, 2023 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "So enjoyed chatting with you last week! You are an inspiration! xx" - Vivien Chaplin

  • Feb 25, 2023 - USD $ 117.30 Fees covered
  • "You’re amazing… keep up your great work!" - Annelies

  • Feb 25, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "You are one of a kind! Behind you all the way!" - Colette Terblanche

  • Feb 25, 2023 - USD $ 58.65 Fees covered
  • "Good on you" - Kathy Gardner

  • Feb 25, 2023 - R 1 000.00
  • "You are an angel in a human form . Keep up the good work" - DrZy

  • Feb 24, 2023 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "You are an earth Angel and will be blessed " - Cindy Maciver

  • Feb 24, 2023 - USD $ 25.95 Fees covered
  • "What a great thing to do for others, good luck!!" - Anonymous

  • Feb 10, 2023 - USD $ 21.76 Fees covered
  • "I donate to help Ms. Mgabhi’s mission to Go Beyond for a Child!" - Jhessye Moore

  • Feb 04, 2023 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "You are an inspiration!" - Cathy

  • Oct 05, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Keep up the great work! - Rene K" - Rene Kalmer

  • Sep 28, 2022 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "So proud, so inspired! " - Christine K

  • Sep 18, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Great Job Nontu and Good Luck. " - Doni Sithole

  • Sep 15, 2022 - USD $ 13.59 Fees covered
  • "Go strong Nontu!! " - Garry B

  • Sep 09, 2022 - R 2 000.00
  • "God’s blessings as you support this work" - Dudu Dlamini

  • Sep 07, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Only a pleasure to donate to such a worthy cause." - Gail Gradidge

  • Aug 02, 2022 - USD $ 14.38 Fees covered
  • "Bless your health, the Good spirit and the cause you are running for. One love! " - Nontuthuko Mgabhi

  • Jul 27, 2022 - R 220.00 Fees covered
  • "You've got this!! So proud to have met you and look forward tk following your journey!" - Dawn

  • Jul 21, 2022 - USD $ 54.00 Fees covered
  • "Wish you all the best in accomplishing your goals!" - Yunrne Bolortuya

  • Jul 19, 2022 - R 220.00 Fees covered
  • "Well done for doing what you do for those children!" - Heloise

  • Jul 15, 2022 - USD $ 86.44 Fees covered
  • "Dear Nontu, I m proud that we met and I’m proud you are the BE YOUR OWN HERO e.v. international honored person of 2022" - Sandra Wukovich

  • Jul 13, 2022 - USD $ 11.75
  • "Thank you for what you do! " - Sam

  • Jul 06, 2022 - USD $ 15.00
  • "Good luck and enjoy the race!" - Rena from JPN

  • Jun 30, 2022 - USD $ 200.48
  • "God bless you! Love you girl! Xoxo " - Suzie Williams Zellers

  • Jun 30, 2022 - R 220.00 Fees covered
  • "Good Luck and enjoy Nontu! I admire you so much for what you are doing and what an amazing person you are ️" - Nicky Booyens

  • Jun 30, 2022 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "For the kids" - Fentse Mdaki

  • Jun 29, 2022 - USD $ 31.13
  • "Go Nontu!! xx Elise" - Elise Maria Zender

  • Jun 29, 2022 - USD $ 62.26
  • "always amazing! good luck!!!" - Brandi

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Fundraising target

R 140 000.00

Donations to date

R 21 643.07
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Primary School Children Support Campaign

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On 19 September I will be running 220km in the Bolivian Altiplano to raise funds for 220 school shoes and children’s books. Be part of this initiative by donating a school shoe to a child in need. This initiative aims to give children from deep rural villages a fair chance for education. The focus is on education and educational resources.