Ixopo school’s bond with sani2c
A special relationship
The 14th KAP sani2c is just weeks away and with many contributors that make the race what it is, one stalwart, Lynford school in Ixopo, has been crucial to the success of the event since its inception.
The relationship between the race and the school can be traced back to when race founder “Farmer” Glen Haw was a parent at the school and was in charge of raising funds to keep it accessible to the greater Ixopo community.
For the school’s head, Tim Botha, the support they receive from the event is crucial, however the school’s parents, staff and children are also fully involved in making sure the event is a success every year.
“We remain tremendously appreciative of our partnership with Farmer Glen and his team, as well as of the riders who continuously support our school,” Botha said. “There is no doubt that our continued success is dependent on the continued success of the sani2c event.”
The school continues to use the money received to remain as accessible as possible to the people in and around the community.
“The money raised has helped develop a meaningful Lynford Trust Fund which enables us to provide 25% of our student body with considerable financial support.
“This partnership with sani2c has afforded previously disadvantaged children the opportunity to attend our school and enjoy the standards synonymous with Independent Education,” Botha explained.
“This funding has also helped to ensure that we are able to attract and keep a team of highly qualified, experienced and motivated staff – the most important asset in the education of our children.”
One of the most exciting projects the school has undertaken, has seen the help of sani2c in building projects around the school.
“A large portion of the funds are allocated to various building projects in our school.
“We are currently in the process of building a new school hall,” Botha added.
The KAP sani2c has many beneficiaries that they contribute to each year and 2017 saw the event raise R9.6 million in total. The support from the riders and the endorsement by all partners means that the sani2c continues to be at the forefront of community growth and development and continues to be “More than Just a Ride”.