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Ironman 4 the Kids handover vehicle to Khayalethu Youth Centre

By Jesica Slabbert - Dec 6, 2018
Ironman 4 the Kids handover vehicle to Khayalethu Youth Centre

After a successful year thanks to the Ironman African Championship and the Ironman 70.3 World Championships that took place in Port Elizabeth, the Khayalethu Youth Centre was awarded a brand new 16-seater vehicle from the Ironman 4 the Kids foundation.

The ability to purchase the vehicle is thanks to the Ironman 70.3 World Championships, as many people from across the globe made their way to Nelson Mandela Bay to compete and watch this highly anticipated triathlon.

Ironman 4 the Kids has been around for about 14 years, and has been raising funds for various charity organisations across South Africa that focus on the youth and childhood development.

The Khayalethu Youth Centre, situated in Port Elizabeth, aims to provide intervention programmes and alternative care for boy street children, from the ages of eight to 18.

They meet their basic needs through a holistic and developmental approach with the main goal of re-socialisation and family re-unification.

Ironman 4 the Kids vehicle handover welcomed at Khayalethu Youth Centre

At the handover, the head of the Khayalethu Youth Centre, Marietjie van der Merwe, expressed her joy and excitement over receiving the much needed vehicle.

“This is amazing; this is something we desperately needed. I want to thank Ironman 4 the Kids for doing this for us. It really is a blessing.”

The 16-seater vehicle will help the staff at Khayalethu transport the boys at the centre to various locations, and solves the problem of having to hire transport which can be very costly for the centre.

Want to make a donation and help out the Khayalethu Youth Centre? Visit their website here and see how you can provide a helping hand to those in need.

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