Be part of breaking the existing Guinness World Record
for the most money raised during an eight-hour static cycling event.
Join mountaineer Saray Khumalo and cancer survivor Cindy van Wyk in an attempt to break this GWR record. As official GWR record attempt participants – they will give learners across South Africa access to digital libraries and the literacy skills needed to succeed.
Join award-winning mountaineer, Saray Khumalo, cancer survivor Cindy van Wyk and Momentum Multiply, as they host a life-changing cyclathon to raise R1 million in funding for digital literacy.
Your ride – will support the aim of setting up an iSchoolAfrica digital library in a rural or township school in each of South Africa’s nine provinces. Each library will consist of a mobile iPad lab supported by curriculum-based apps, award winning numeracy and literacy software, access to a full library, teacher training modules, dedicated programme facilitators and mentors.
Digital literacy will equip learners with skills learnt through digital technologies in addition to the literacy skills that they obtained through school. Giving them the ability to understand the technology they use, to create and evaluate information received or communicated.
The cyclathon, which will adhere to all mandatory Covid-19 protocols, will feature brave individuals who will cycle continuously for the duration of the event. Avid cyclists, corporates and socially conscious individuals are invited to participate by sponsoring a bike at a cost of R25 000, seizing the opportunity to cycle into the history books for digital libraries.
The present record for the most money raised during an eight-hour static cycling event is £30,856, which was set in the UK in 2016. At today’s exchange rate, that amounts to around R686 000. If the South African event can raise R1 million, it will be a tough record to beat.
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Besides changing the narrative of our youth – involvement in the iSchoolAfrica programme will offer corporates socio-economic development points to contribute to B-BEE status plus a Section 18 A certificate.