The One Heart For Kids non-profit movement, founded by the (South African and American-registered) Sustainable Development Network, aims to help children across Southern Africa learn how to read.
One Heart endeavours to use trail-running and family-orientated sport events as a fundraising platform in order to raise awareness and assist schools, teachers, rural development areas and farms in developing literacy.
The first of these family events takes place on Sunday May 15, at Blaauwklippen Estate on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, in a farmer’s market atmosphere.
Runners and walkers from all ages are invited to “run for love”.
The movement has generated immediate support from the business, tourism, media and sport sectors, sparking an organic outburst of “pay-it-forward” goodwill – as celebrities, photographers, race organisers and businesses all waived professional charges in order to support the organisation in gaining traction.
The first family trail-run event seeks to raise funds for the acquisition of internationally recognised, CAPS-aligned reading tool-kits for teachers from Key Links, distributed in Southern Africa by Juta Publishers.
There will be three distances in which to enter, namely a 10km trail run, a pram-friendly 5km family trail run/walk, and a 3km children’s race for children between eight and 13 years old.
Children and and dogs are welcome, and the venue is suitable for wheelchair access.
The event is from 8am until 2pm. For entries and registration go to www.myactive.co.za
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Visit the website at www. oneheartforkids.co.za