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NPO aims to make big strides with fund-raising walk

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The Educate a Boy Child (EBC) non-profit organisation is gearing up for its first fund-raising event, “The Big Walk ya Kasi”, a 5km walk aimed at empowering local schools. Scheduled for June 8, the event will take place in the Galeshewe township.

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THE EDUCATE a Boy Child (EBC) non-profit organisation (NPO) is gearing up for its first fund-raising event, “The Big Walk ya Kasi”, a 5km walk aimed at empowering local schools. Scheduled for June 8 (tomorrow), the event will take place in the Galeshewe township.

Founded with the welfare of young boys in mind, EBC operates out of Santa Zone 2. The “Big Walk” event forms part of the organisation’s winter drive and seeks to raise awareness about the importance of education among children.

The founder of the NPO, Fikile Mocwana, has urged community members to register for the event. He explained that the registration fee of R60 includes a plate of food for participants of the walk, which will start at the Sasol garage in Barkly Road and conclude at the Yorkshire cricket ground in Galeshewe.

“Everyone is invited to participate – boys and girls, youth from the age of eight years and older. This event is inclusive, and there are no special individual invitations,” said Mocwana.

He pointed out that while the EBC hopes the event will positively impact the boy child, they also recognise the importance of girls’ education.

Over 100 school children have already registered to participate and Mocwana said interest continues to grow.

Mocwana explained that while the organisation is still awaiting its official NPO registration certificate, the EBC collaborates with partners such as Operation Fiela, Daughters and Mothers Dairy, Water on Wheels and Ke Nako Fast Foods.

Mocwana envisions “The Big Walk ya Kasi” becoming an annual tradition.

Additionally, EBC plans to host more programmes this year, including the “Father and Son Lunch”, as part of their commitment to community development and education.

To obtain tickets in support of the programme, community members are encouraged to reach out to Fikile Mocwana via the following contact details:

Phone: 078 847 7433 or 073 332 0833

E-mail: [email protected]

Feel free to get in touch with Fikile for further assistance.

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