SONGEZO CYCLING ACADEMY
Songezo Jim is a friendly, kind-hearted person and his amazing cycling accomplishments are well-known. His journey is taking him all over the world.
Some two years ago Songezo decided on starting a cycling academy in his hometown, Masiphumelele, to introduce the youth to cycling. His aim was to give something back to his community that would help to keep the youth off the streets and away from social evils such as teenage-drinking, drug abuse, etc.
Through a group of dedicated friends in The Netherlands he was able to buy 15 new roadbikes which are now used daily for training by the Masiphumelele youth. The response was so overwhelming that efforts are now underway to buy another 15 new roadbikes.
However, he needs more than bicycles. He needs spare parts, helmets and most of all, a safe place in the township to store the bicycles overnight.
Songezo is giving a special gift to his community. He needs your help to keep it happening.