BENEFITING: Dwankhozi Hope
EVENT DATE: Aug 15, 2014
This summer, 15 Seattle bike riders are coming together to travel 188 miles, spanning two countries, over the course of 2 days...with the goal of raising $15,000 for Dwankhozi Hope, all of which goes to empower a rural community in Zambia (only a small handful are pictured in the picture to the left).
Dwankhozi Hope is a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, WA that strives to empower the children & families of Zambia through partnership in education & community development, recognizing our interconnectedness as we seek mutual transformation.
In rural Zambia the need for education is great, but the public resources to support education are not. At Dwankhozi Community School, teachers work hard to teach the more than 600 K-9 students who attend. But their need for basic, tangible school supplies is very apparent.
On our most recent visit to the Dwankhozi community, this need struck a chord with us. Teachers who have excellent skills and curriculum to teach students reading, writing, math and more lack the basic essentials like textbooks to put their vision into action. But their commitment to these students and determination to spread education in Zambia is inspiring.
We want help meet this need in the community, and we're willing to ride 188 miles to do it.
The Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party (RSVP) is an annual ride that begins at the University of Washington on August 15th and ends in Vancouver, Canada the next day. Until then, each team member is spreading the word about Dwankhozi Hope's involvement and partnership in Zambia, and working hard to meet our fundraising goal.
WIll you help us reach it?
Learn more about Dwankhozi Hope here.