Y7 Student Jonah Marks has challenged himself to bike/run/swim 1000km this year to raise money for the charity World Bicycle Relief. He has nearly completed 75% of his target having cycled 631km, run 84km and swam 8km so far.
The charity provides bikes to schoolgirls, nurses and rural entrepreneurs to help break the cycle of poverty. Jonah specifically wants to help and enable African schoolchildren to finish their education:
“In rural developing countries, the biggest barrier to education is often the physical act of getting to school. Tasked with many more domestic chores than boys, girls fall behind because of the cultural obstacles they face. In many of the areas where we work, it is common for girls to arrive at school late and tired, if they arrive at all.
By providing bicycles to children, especially girls, you can empower them with knowledge and ultimately, change the course of their lives. Keeping girls in school has been shown to have a multiplier effect that can help break the cycle of poverty.”
We are very proud of you – Well done!