Children in the Wilderness is an environmental education and life skills programme for rural children living in and around conservation areas, which has been operating since 2001. Like Qhubeka, Children in the Wilderness seeks to improve people’s prospects by providing them with the tools they need to move forward and progress. This is why Qhubeka will be partnering with Children in the Wilderness to supply bicycles to help the children get to school.
The main way that Children in the Wilderness raises funds for its activities is through cycle tours, which have proven popular and life-changing for both the cyclists and the organisers.
The 2016 Nedbank Tour de Tuli will take place from 28 July to 2 August and all proceeds will go to Children in the Wildnerness. There are still a few spots available on the multi-stage MTB tour, which gives riders the opportunity to enjoy the African bushveld on bicycles, engage with local communities and push themselves to the limit.
The minimum sponsorship donation is R24 900 (approximately $1 600US), including emergency evacuation insurance, as well as a 20-minute massage per riding day. To register or for more information, visit the website or contact Simone on email@example.com or +27 (11) 257 5082.
Here’s a clip showing highlight’s from last year’s Nedbank Tour de Tuli.