Upon arrival, the school of over 800 underprivileged learners were treated to entertainment by the Ocean Warrior Mascots of uShaka Marine World, which left every face with a smile, before Dr Stella Khumalo (CEO of uShaka Marine World) addressed the learners. 100 brand new school shoes were then donated to the principal who had already allocated them accordingly.
The entire school, teachers and principal were grateful for being considered for the donation.
The school shoes were donated as a result of the funds raised by the Ntenga Foundation Charity Run/Walk over the past year.
Now in its fourth year running, the Ntenga Foundation Charity Run/Walk is already one of the top unique charity mass participation events in KwaZulu Natal, bringing together a superb fusion of music and athletics to Durban. Nearly 6000 social runners, families and friends will participate at this year’s race by taking part in either a 5km or 10km run/walk. Funds raised through the event goes towards buying school shoes for underprivileged children like those of Bhekulwandle Primary School.
To commemorate Youth Day, the Ntenga Foundation will be hosting its 4th annual charity run from Moses Mabhida Stadium at 7am, with the event ending at uShaka Marine World’s Wet ‘n Wild on Saturday, June 16th.
“We are delighted to have been able to provide these children with school shoes and thank uShaka Marine World for supporting our fundraising efforts by getting involved in our Charity Run/Walk,” said Siyanda Calvin Ntenga (Chairman of the Ntenga Foundation).
The programme of the day will run as follows:
7am – 5km & 10km run/walk starts at People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium
9am – 5km & 10km run/walk finish at uShaka Marine World
9:15am – Mass aerobics marathon at uShaka Marine World’s Wet ‘n Wild pools
10am – Prize giving ceremony at uShaka Marine World Wet ‘n Wild pools
10:30am – Post race entertainment at uShaka Marine Wet ‘n Wild pools
The cost to enter the Ntenga Foundation Charity race is R120 per person.
To register, visit www.ntenga.com or go to uShaka Marine World’s ticketing office. Online entries close on Tuesday, June 12th at midnight, and manual entries close on Thursday, June 14th. All entrants will receive a race number, an Ntenga Foundation T-shirt, medal on completion of the race as well as 1x uShaka Marine World Wet ‘n Wild entrance ticket.
For more information contact Siyanda Calvin Ntenga, Chairman of the Ntenga Foundation on 076 800 7144.