An epic journey to deliver 100 bicycles to primary school children in deep rural South Africa kicked off about a year ago when ERP started raising funds and awareness for the Madikwe chapter of the #BIKES4ERP project.
This journey reached a climax on 18 August 2018 when a team of 14 guys and a brave lady delivered 100 bikes to 100 school kids in Madikwe.
The value of this small act of Ubuntu is best captured in a letter by Mr Dan Serumola, the #BIKES4ERP project coordinator from the Barokologadi tribe in Madikwe. “Thanks again for the bicycles. You are an example to us of a true servant spirit, esteeming others whilst at the same time Empowering the most vulnerable. Just like the saying goes “Use where needed most” I am certain the bicycles are a welcome relieve to the learner recipients. They will be of utmost importance in their journey for changing their lives through Education. Your donation of 100 bicycles means you understand just how extremely valuable Education is. To this we applaud you and your Teams at P.E.A.C.E. Foundation and ERP.”
Thank you to all our sponsors that assist in transporting the 100 bycicles to Madikwe region. We were supplied with Volkswagen vehicles, insurance and trailers. The sponsors are Strijdom Park VW, Seikel and Bronko Trailers.