No more walking for groundbreakers

2016-07-13 06:00
THE beneficiaries during a recent handover of bicycles at the loveLife Centre at the Thibella Village in Qwaqwa.  Photo: Thabo Mokoena

THE beneficiaries during a recent handover of bicycles at the loveLife Centre at the Thibella Village in Qwaqwa. Photo: Thabo Mokoena

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TSHESENG. – The Qhubeka non-governmental organisation (NGO) donated 29 bicycles to deserving groundbreakers and Mpinthi’s of LoveLife on Tuesday, 5 July, at the LoveLife Centre in the Thibella Village in Qwaqwa.

Through church and school visits, LoveLife campaigns nationwide to promote healthy, HIV-free living amongst South African teens.

The donation came after some groundbreakers and Mpinthi’s had walked many kilometres every day to get to schools to implement the programme.

Upon investigation it was found that they were arriving tired because of the long distance they had to travel.

Nthabiseng Mofokeng, a LoveLife programme coordinator, said they were very happy with the donation.

“We thank Qhubeka for the donation of the bicycles and we believe that our work will be easier and that further places will be reached – places such as Reitpan and Lejoaneng Village,” she said.

She said they had received lessons from Road and Safety on how to take care while riding a bicycle on the roads.

Speaking to Express Eastern Free State, Mbele Phumelele (23), a LoveLife groundbreaker, could not hide her excitement after receiving her bicycle. She said now was the time for her to do the work properly. She said the bicycle was an encouragement for her as it had arrived at the right time.

“I will arrive at the schools on time and have time to prepare for the session,” said Mbele.

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