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Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund

Over the last number of years participants in the events arranged by the Freedom Challenge have expressed an interest in giving back something to the people along the route. After much consideration we have decided that a good starting point would be to establish an educational fund to benefit the scholars living along the Mehloding section of the trail. This section falls within the area formerly known as the Transkei and has been identified in various social development studies as one of the poorest parts of the South Africa.

The Fund offers a 3 year scholarships for promising students to attend the private school located at the Mariazell Mission just below the Malekhalonyane Chalets which is one of our support stations used for the Ride Across South Africa and Ride to Rhodes events.  http://www.wix.com/allensharp1/fcsf  

We are now challenging the 2014 FC participants to let their mountain biking passion benefit the local communities that span the Freedom Trail. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute directly to uplift the knowledge and lives of individuals and communities through education.

The Fund is run under the auspices of The Freedom Challenge’s annual, extreme and unsupported, mountain bike race extending from Pietermaritzburg to Cape Town www.freedomchallenge.org.za This is a project of the Freedom Trail Foundation.

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 530 329.07

Fundraising target

R 1 150 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 257 495.00

Donor Messages

Richmond MacIntyre
For Ian - Centocow: what's good for the goose is good for the gander
Border Collie
In Memory of Toby
BackAnAllen
Good luck Allen, especially with the Extreme Tri-athlon part of the event! 90km trail run, 2350km cycling, and then the Berg Riv Canoe Marathon? Respect!
Lets do it!
A small contribution towards a beter education for the kids of the FC

Activity feed

Vanessa Northing donated R 500 to Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund via Ingrid In Adventureland
29 Jun 2017 R 500
28 Jun 2017 R 5 141
28 Jun 2017 USD 81
Janine Stewart donated R 1 028 to Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund via Ingrid In Adventureland
28 Jun 2017 R 1 028
Mike Woolnough donated R 1 028 to Freedom Challenge Scholarship Fund via Ingrid In Adventureland
28 Jun 2017 R 1 028