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A little goes a long way

Wondering what you can do to make a difference in the lives of our future leaders? Get ready for the Paul Mthimunye Big Walk, taking place on 6 September.

The Paul Mthimunye Bursary Fund was started in 2001 when Sipho Mthombeni, who went to school in Middelburg and then continued to complete his studies, donated R50 000 to invest in the future of someone needy, yet promising.

The fund was named after Mr Mthimunye, a dedicated and well loved local teacher, whose educational career spans more than 40 years.

The initiative has grown to have an impact on more than 90 children in 2014. Although the fund initially focused on providing support to high school learners, the success of the fund made it possible to start supporting tertiary learners.

The number of students have grown from 32 high school learners and seven tertiary students in 2005 to a whopping 70 high school learners and 21 tertiary students in 2014.

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So if you are still wondering how you can make a difference in the life of someone that might be a future leader and definitely a future contributor to building our community, come take part in the Big Walk.

The measly R30 it costs to participate goes to show that a little really can go a long way.

The walk will start and finish at the Themba Simelane Stadium.

Registration opens at 06:00 and the race starts at 07:00. A new route will be followed this year including walking down Thabethe, Leloko, Gogo Nambuyisa, Beyers Naude, Wes, Ngoako and Protea Streets.

Tickets can be bought at Masipa Internet Cafe, Jefferson Fast Food in Extension 2, local schools in the Steve Tshwete district (including Hendrina), Mvelo Copy Shop (next to the old Shoprite) and Boggie Shop (Nashua).

For more information contact Tshepo Makua on 083 729 2761 or George Mahlangu 083 546 5337.

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