Salesian Life Choices hosted an interfaith service for the team of cyclists representing them, at its premises in Lansdowne on Sunday March 3. The team will take on the 109km Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday March 10, to raise funds for the organisation.
The Salesian Life Choices team is asking supporters to sponsor at least R100 for every kilometer, or as many kilometers as they would like.
Staff, as well as young Life Choices beneficiaries, were at hand to also enlighten the cyclists about the work that the organisation does.
Many of the cyclists have profiles on the crowdfunding platform Back-a-Buddy and the idea is that supporters can go onto the site and make donations there.
If you would like to donate visit https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/groups/cape-town-cycle-tour-2019
The cyclists are helping to raise funds for a local non-profit organisation (NPO) Salesian Life Choices (SLC), which has set up an emergency fund for youth from the low income areas of the Cape Flats to help them pursue tertiary education.
Some of the Alumni from Leaders’ Quest (an intervention of SLC) struggle to support themselves while pursuing tertiary education. Some find it difficult to find the money to register, while others lack the funds to pay for residence or to travel each day to the university campus. SLC has a study emergency grant to assist alumni to enroll but also to continue their studies in the event of a funding emergency during their studies.
Supporters stand a chance to win A Cape Town Youth book filled with inspiring stories about young people.