In cooperation with our partners from Nangu Thina e.V. and Sinothando e.V., under the patronage of the Umckaloabo foundation single runners and teams will participate in different running events over the whole year, running for building up a secondary school in Lusaka/Zambia. And we need you to join and support us!
Donate in terms of „donation-per-kilometer“ for the runners of the team Umckaloabo. The pharmaceutical company Dr. Willmar Schwabe will double every Euro donated to the foundation up to a total amount of €25,000, in favor of underprivileged children and teenagers in Zambia. You may choose which runner you would like to support and which amount you would like to donate per kilometer for that runner. The entire revenue will be doubled and then go towards the development of a secondary school in Zambia. You will find a list of the runners in the donation form
Run with us for the good cause! You may also get active yourself and dedicate your run by joining us at this year’s Marathon on 01.10.2017 in Cologne (or running any other event) to the Africa Run of the Umckaloabo foundation. Just send us a short e-mail and we will add you to the team of runners. Just send us a short e-mail and we will add you to the team of runners.
Building up a secondary school in rural Lusaka/Zambia
The proceeds of our sponsor-run will go 200% towards the development of a much needed secondary school in the heart of Zambia, which is built by the Franciscan Sister Loice Kashangura. Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world and many people get stranded in the slum areas of the capital city in the search of a better live. Very often their expectations get quickly dashed. Very often secondary schools are not available or accessible. Children very often need to do everyday manual labour and girls need to work in the household. Often they are not safe from sexual harassment and are married at a very early age. For these reasons Sr. Loice would like to develop the much needed secondary school so that children in these disadvantaged areas can benefit from good education and get an opportunity to break the vicious circle of poverty and underdevelopment. With the support of the Umckaloabo foundation the plot of land could already be bought. Other applications for funding have been issued and support has been promised. It is now imperative to continue in order to have the school fully developed. So classes can start in January 2019. Further information can be found on www.a-school-in-africa.org
Chief Scout of South Africa, mountaineer and adventurer is our team leader and will run the full Cape Town Marathon.
Sibusiso was the first black African who climbed on the top of Mount Everest (2003 and 2005) as well as the Seven Summits and the Three Pole Challenge (North Pole-South Pole and Everest). He is a true leader and Role model for many people in Africa and across the globe. In December 2013 he was appointed Chief Scout of South Africa. Under his leadership we would like to give children in Malawi the opportunity to grow in the best possible way. In 2015 he led the team through the Cologne marathon.
What a great team! Incredible 33.000 Euro of donations have been „run“ by more than 30 Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relay runners at the Karlsruhe Marathon and many other running events in Germany, South Africa and Switzerland. This sum has been doubled by the pharmaceutical company Dr. Willmar Schwabe. So in total 66.000 € were available to develop a secondary school together with Father John in Nthalire/Malawi. That has by far exceeded our expectations and we would like to thank all sponsors, volunteers, supporters and the pharmaceutical company Dr. Willmar Schwabe. It has been a great event and a great success.