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2015 Nelson Mandela Bay Train Race recap: Inside the About IT coach

AUGUST 14, 2015
2015 Nelson Mandela Bay Train Race recap: Inside the About IT coach

In this recap of the 2015 Nelson Mandela Bay Train Race,  we go inside the train.

Twenty-six children from Port Elizabeth's Khayalethu Youth Centre had the time of their lives aboard a Metro rail coach that was sponsored to the centre by leading IT company, About IT, during this year's Nelson Mandela Bay Train Race.

While several teams, including one from About IT, raced to beat the train from Port Elizabeth station to Uitenhage, the children enjoyed the train ride with song and games. For some of the children it was their first train ride.

However, due to signalling issues along the route, the train lost its crown from last year by arriving at Uitenhage station in fourth place, some 13 minutes behind eventual winners, team Gamble Pharmacy A.

Established in 1996 as means of providing shelter and care to abandoned boys aged eight to 18, Khayalethu, as its names implies, currently provides a home to around 35 youngster taken away from a life of crime and hardship on the streets.

All of the boys are subsequently enrolled at school with a tutor also being employed to assist with their homework after hours.

Khayalethu Youth Centre is a non-government organisation and relies mostly on public funding. For more information, contact 041 484 5667 or visit www.khayalethu.co.za

RNews was also aboard the coach courtesy of About IT and watch how it unfolded in the video below:

Contact About IT on:

Tel:086 146 0100
Fax:086 293 6002

See our photo gallery HERE.