Dear followers, as we mentioned our next Cycle tour will be taking place from the 1st to 9th of July 2017. Our travels will take us through the various escarpments of the Low-veld.
For us as the organizers of the tour (Gary van Veenhuyzen, Keolebogile Mpuru and Drian Viljoen) it is more than just about cycling. It is about giving children who have been negatively affected by circumstances beyond their control a life changing challenge. This physical and mental challenge will provide the children with life skills to become responsible adults and curb the cycle of abuse.
It is therefore a therapeutic experience. It is not a race but a ongoing process happening on our travels, weather in practice rides or on our tour. The tour is an extra motivation in this process.
We will be 13 riders this year, 9 children, 3 mentors and a guest rider.
Funds are needed to take on an event like this, and at the same time we are trying to raise funds for the Pastoral care at the Children's Home, which is done by Kamcare.
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Drian writes: "As believers in the living God, we believe that our journey with the Creator can never come to a point of absolute hopelessness. We are committed to spend time with children and sharing the Story of hope, and believe that threw the work of the Spirit and the willingness to serve we can bring glimpses of hope to the seemingly hopeless."
One of the projects at the children's home is cycling, therefor cycling for and with them is a way of sharing in their journey.
You can help us in this journey by a donation per kilometer and in this way help to make our arms stronger in trying to make a difference.
The Jacaranda Children’s Home is situated within the regions of the Dutch Reformed Congregation of Kameeldrif, and serves as a place of refuge to approximately two hundred and forty children of various ages, from around the country, unfortunate to come from broken families.
The congregation is actively involved in seeing to spiritual wellness and pastoral care of the Children’s Home, which includes the children, staff, professional-employees and medical personnel, who are respectively confronted with an unpleasant past and difficult decisions.
JACARANDA CYCLING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM LOWVELD CYCLE TOUR 1-9 JULY 2017
DAY 1 - 1st JULY: JACARANDA CHILDREN'S HOME to BRONKHORSTBAAI KAIA MANZI RESORT.R104 EAST RIGHT ON R515LEFT ON R25 until Bronkhorstbaai turn-off
DAY 2 -2nd JULY: KAIA MANZI RESORT to LOSKOPDAM, R25 EAST R25 NORTH until ELANDSDORING (Moutse Mall) TURN RIGHT AT Moutse Mall towards Loskopdam until N11
DAY 3 - 3rd JULY: GROBLERSDAL to BELFAST R33 EAST towards STOFBERG LEFT on R33 towards BELFAST
DAY 4 - 4th JULY: BELFASTT to LYDENBURG R540 EAST towards DULLSTROOM R540 towards LYDENBURG (LASKE NAKKE RESORT)
DAY 5 - 5th JULY: LYDENBURG to BLYDE CANYON FOREVER RESORT R540 EAST LEFT ON R37 RIGHT on R36 towards OHRIGSTAD R36 towards HOEDSPRUIT RIGHT on R532 towards GRASKOP STOP at BLYDE CANYON FOREVER RESORT
DAY 6 - 6th JULY: BLYDE CANYON FOREVER RESORT to SWADINI FOREVER RESORT RIGHT on R532 towards OHRIGSTAD RIGHT on R36/R527 TZANEEN/HOEDSPRUIT FOLLOW R527 towards HOEDSPRUIT RIGHT on R531 RIGHT on SWADINI ROAD to SWADINI FOREVER RESORT
DAY 7 - 7th JULY: SWADINI FOREVER RESORT to SWADINI ROAD to R531 RIGHT on R531 towards ORPEN LEFT on R40 towards PHALABORWA STAY on R40 through HOEDSPRUIT towards PHALABORWA R40UNTIL SAMMYS VIVA GARAGE
Use this button if you want to donate to the Jakaranda Ministry
Name of Account: Kamcare Social and Training Services
Bank: ABSA East Lynne
Account number: 407 235 3253
Branch code: 335245
SWIFTBIC: ABSA ZA JJ
Reference: Your name and Jakaranda Ministry