Gondar School Donation
Last year's lucky recipients of uniforms from TDA riders
In 2010 Tony Nester rode the 2010 Tour D’Afrique.
He does occasional voluntary work with a small charity called Link Ethiopia that supports education in Ethiopia.
Last year he organised a visit for 20 of the Tour d'Afrique cyclists to a local school, Arbatu Ensesa, where the teachers put on a hospitality day. The schedule included:
An exhibition football match.
A tour of classroom to meet children and teachers
A traditional coffee ceremony and popcorn with the teachers
Traditional singing by the children and dancing
A ceremony where TDA Riders presented the children with school uniforms/books and back packs
A donation of $20US per child will provide them with a uniform/book/back pack (about 80 of the poorest children in the school currently don’t have a uniform).
2010 Tour D’Afrique riders found that this school visit one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable experiences of the tour.
“It was an amazing memorable highlight of the tour” – Jen Crake 2010 rider
If you are interested in donating, please email Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org (minimum of $20US ).
To start the ball rolling Tour d'Afrique Limited has donated $100 to this worthy cause. We hope more readers can help out.