WHERE there is hope there is life, and at LoveLife Centre in Kwa- Nobuhle, there will be lots of hope and lots of life on Saturday with the 2.5km Race of Hope which starts at 06:30.
The event is organised by Dunyiswa “Dudu” Nduzulwana from Mtheza Hope Foundation in conjuction with Mtriniti Ongcwele Wesley Guild and Love Life Centre in KwaNobuhle.
“The aim of the race is to collect as many sanitary towels as we can in order to assist as many school girls as we can. That is why the entry fee is two packets of sanitary towels,” said Dudu.
The event is held at LoveLife Centre, as this is where the idea of the Race of Hope started. Dudu is assisted by the centre manager, Janice Goliath, whilst Themba Banzi also from the centre, designed the logo for the race.
“Our mission is to bring hope to the needs of our community, students and underprivileged children, through the collection of educational items, food, blankets and in this case sanitary towels.
“Race of Hope is specifically to assist underprivileged girls. To menstruate is not a choice, it is something that every woman goes through every month.
“We know the humiliation these girls find themselves in and they often stay away from school during this period. This is a serious concern which affects their education and therefore we want to bring hope through our distribution of sanitary towels to the girls,” said Dudu.
She believes her purpose in life is to help those in need.
“It is something that I’ve learned from my parents, especially from my father, that is why the foundation is named after my father, Mtheza.
“My passion grew when I became a member of the Mission Unit programme in church. I also do believe that this is just the start of big things to come,” said Dudu.
The Race of Hope is also supported by local business and the Uitenhage District Taxi Association.
All interested in a good way to start your Saturday are invited to join the 2.5km walk which starts at LoveLive in Tize Road, Kwa-Nobuhle.
0 For more information about the race call
078 660 9507 or 078 344 0193.