Breaking the cycle of poverty is an epic challenge
The places Christel House South Africa (CHSA) students call home are bleak. And yet...our children thrive.
Life in a squatter camp is devoid of many things — indoor plumbing, electricity, heating, air conditioning, sewers and paved roads. But for a child, the absence of green grass and a safe place to play is sorely missed. All children deserve a place to play in a safe and nurturing environment.
Learning good sportsmanship, working hard to succeed, performing as part of a team and pushing to achieve goals are all important life lessons learned through sports. On the available land surrounding our school, Christel House wants to make improvements so that our students, as well as children from the surrounding communities, can ride bikes, and play soccer, rugby, basketball and cricket.
As an entrepreneur and cycling enthusiast, Zipp Founder, Andy Ording, knows about challenges. But Andy's obstacles pale in comparison to the daily life challenges Christel House students like Ziah Fortune must overcome.
To honor and support CHSA students, Andy and fellow Christel House supporter Todd Winget, will ride the grueling Cape Epic Untamed African Mountain Bike Race in March 2013. Cape Epic is an intense, eight day, 434 mile mountain bike race through the Cape of South Africa.
To kick off our own EPIC CHALLENGE campaign to build the sports fields, Andy and his wife, Hermiene, will match every dollar raised by March 31, 2013 — up to $25,000.
Additional funds raised will support health and wellness needs for all Christel House students. Every dollar of your contribution will benefit the children – none will be used for administrative expenses.
Can we count on you to give the students of Christel House a safe place to learn, play and grow?
Click here to watch a video to hear Ziah's sweet voice and learn why he and fellow students need a safe place to playTo read more on this please visit our blog on http://www.christelhousesablog.co.za/2011/08/doing-gud-for-a-local-school/