EVERESTING FOR EMERGENCIES
Everesting for Emergencies will be undertaking the Everesting Challenge to benefit Qhubeka (read more about Qhubeka below).
Your Ride Options (Must be in one activity. Levels taken from the everesting.cc website.)
- Full Everest - 8848 meters vertical, same climb and descent
- Half Everest - 4424 meters vertical, same climb and descent
- Everest ROAM - 10,000 meters vertical, can be on one climb or multiple and under 36 hours
- Virtual - 8848 meters, same climb and descent on the indoor trainer
- Run - 8848 meters, you’re crazy if you choose this.
NOTE: Please be sure to adhere to all guidelines in your local area regarding social distancing and rules regarding COVID-19.
July 24th - 26th, 2020
Any climb or route of your choosing - road, mountain, or virtual.
Outside of riding for an outstanding cause to impact our world, we are all in tough times and in need of a tangible, realistic, and imminent goal. There are no races or organized rides for the foreseeable future. We want you to get motivated to train for July 24th-26th.
How to fundraise:
Start your own fundraising page under this fundraiser’s umbrella by creating a GivenGain account. You can follow the link in the widget at the top or bottom of this page.
A personal donation of $25 is encouraged if it is within your means. Then tell your friends, family, and your social media followers to donate to your fundraiser. All of our collective sub-fundraisers will add up to one (hopefully) big donation to a very worthy cause!
Then, get out and Everest between July 24-26th! Tag us and the event using the below social media tags.
> Instagram: @everestingforemergencies #e4e # everestingforemergencies
> Facebook: Everesting For Emergencies
Qhubeka is a global charity that moves people forward with bicycles in Africa. People earn bicycles through our programmes, improving their access to schools, clinics and jobs.
Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to progress”, “to move forward”.
Bicycles help people to change their lives. They are an accessible, reliable, affordable form of personal transport.
In the face of extreme and persistent poverty, bicycles can change lives by helping to address socioeconomic challenges at the most basic level – helping people to get where they need to go.
A bicycle is a tool that helps people to travel faster and further, to generate income and to carry more.
A bicycle saves time and money.
THE PROBLEM - ACCESS TO TRANSPORT
Millions of people across Africa have limited access to transport. They have to walk long distances to where they want to be.
Walking long distances requires significant time and energy. Time and energy that could be spent studying, playing or doing chores.
12 million children walk to school every day in South Africa.
THE PROBLEM - POVERTY
In South Africa, 59% of poor households’ budgets is being spent on TRANSPORT and electricity.
6 million children in South Africa live below the poverty line.
THE EFFECTS OF POVERTY AND LIMITED ACCESS TO TRANSPORT ON SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLCHILDREN
Between Grade 1 and Grade 12, the class of 2019 lost 710 000 schoolchildren who dropped out of the school system. Of the 1 120 000 children that started Grade 1 in 2008 only 410 000 finished Grade 12 in 2019.