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Cycle For Education

7 Apr

Are you ready to pedal? If so, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to cycle for education in the next 2 1/2 years.

Jolandie Rust passing through Aggeneys, a small mining town in Northern Cape, South Africa.

As our African pilot project embarks on its fundraising adventure, we invite all to join Jolandie Rust as she circumnavigates Africa on her bike.

Jolandie today announced her  African circumnavigation solo bike ride to benefit Iduka and its campaign to promote and raise funds for girls’ education in Africa.

Jolandie at the Tzaneen Waterfalls in the Limpopo province in South Africa.

Jolandie will be undertaking this feat completely unsupported in her attempt to be the first women to solo circumnavigate the world’s second largest continent on a bicycle.

“I want to inspire people to follow their dreams and encourage girls to dream with their hearts,” Jolandie said. “Partnering with Iduka on this 2 1/2 year, 40,000 kilometers journey, will allow me to emphasize to the girls I’ll meet along the way that their dream of a better future for themselves and for Africa starts with education.”

Jolandie arriving in Johannesburg from her cycle solo around South Africa.

Do you want to join Jolandie and Iduka on our adventure to raise funds and awareness about girls’ education in Africa? There are plenty of opportunities and all are welcome to join us. We’ll be happy to have you involved!… and if you want to give us a push, please donate now or join our fundraising efforts on CrowdRise.

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Iduka Africa Pilot Project (IAPP)

3 Nov

The Iduka Africa Pilot Project (IAPP) is a series of five small projects, one per African sub-region:

Central Africa

East Africa

North Africa

Southern Africa

West Africa

After completing these projects, our goal is to launch a global campaign to HELPAfrica (Help Educate Literacy Partners in Africa).

The HELPAfrica Campaign targets the 1.2 million more teachers Africa needs to train in order to reach the internationally agreed goal of getting all children into primary school by 2015.

During our pilot project phase, we will focus in providing grants to interns who are assisting us developing and implementing our HELPAfrica Campaign throughout the region.

After completing the pilot project phase, the focus will shift to give financial aid to students who want to pursue a career in education and to teachers who want to further their studies. Our goal is to help educate all students interested in elevating Africa to full partner status in the international community.

At the end of our HELPAfrica Campaign, Iduka will open its grant program to all underserved, underprivileged, and underrepresented students who are committed to the Millennium Development Goals aiming at eradicating poverty around the world.

For updates about our IAPP, please make sure to join the project’s Facebook Group by clicking here.

Feel free to share your comments or send us your questions via email. Your engagement and support is key to the success of our project!

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