In November last year Bruce Hughes, Mike Morris and Stefan Terblanche (SA Rugby Legends CEO) conquered ‘the Mandela Rowing Challenge’. They spent 6 days pushing their bodies to the ultimate limit. They stationary rowed 1460km, the distance from Durban to Robben Island!
Their motivation throughout the challenge was to enable Ingane Yami to rescue six more orphaned and abandoned children by building a brand-new home!
People from around the world came on board to support. Their monetary goal of R450,000 (the cost of building one home) was blown out of the water! They ended up raising an incredible R709,000 towards TWO new homes at the Village!
Since then, Build it (in conjunction with SPAR) have come on board. They gave a cash donation of R100,000 towards the homes and have supplied building materials at cost price! This has enabled the funds raised in the Mandela Rowing Challenge to go even further.
We really cannot believe the generosity of Build It. Especially at a time as turbulent as what we find ourselves in. It really rings true, that it takes a Village to raise a child, and the rowers, their supporters, and Build It have taken it upon themselves to become our “Village”.
Nick Venter and his team from NTV Projects started building at the beginning of September. Once complete, these new homes will be the new homes for 12 previously orphaned and abandoned children! We couldn’t be more excited! We don’t know who the children are yet, but God knows them, by name!
Watch this space to see the homes being built!