- The event has built three Road Safety Bike Parks. One at Ethembeni School in Inchanga, one at Thornville Primary School in Pietermaritzburg and the other one at George Cato Primary School in Cato Ridge. This is where groups of school children learn the rules of the road using a specially designed track and bicycles. This is run in conjunction with the DOT programme for introducing road safety to learners at schools in Pietermaritzburg and Durban areas.
- The Amashova is identifying a fourth school for the next Road Safety Bicycle Park.
- Many local companies and organisations are employed to carry out related services, most of these are given to PDIs and non-profit organisations.
- Service organisations such as Rotary assist with route management, water points and registration enabling them to earn much-needed funds for their projects.
- The Amashova contributes to the development school teachers from George Cato Primary School and paid for them to attend officials and team managers courses run by CSA in an effort to promote safe cycling in schools in the Province.
- The Amashova team works closely with the City of Durban in promoting safe cycling and developing cycling tracks in and around the city.
The Rotary Club of Durban North is a small club of dedicated volunteers who meet at Northwood Crusaders Sports Club on Wednesdays at 5:30pm. They are currently working with Pastor Jeremiah Mdlalose from the Light for Africa Ministries in Kwa Mashu who has set up a sewing project where they manufacture school uniforms for the local schools, supplying them at a substantially cheaper cost than other outlets. The club’s involvement is to finance the production unit (to double output) for which they hope to get a global grant.
There are also further plans to set up further production units in Stanger and Nongoma for which additional funding is required.
Apart from offering employment opportunities to the production staff, a portion of surplus funds generated will be directed to assist orphan / vulnerable children from the schools purchasing uniforms.
Other projects include assisting local councillor Pete Graham with staple food items for his feeding schemes as well as an annual Head Prefects course which provides life skills to incoming prefects from across KZN. The club is involved with numerous local creches and homes, providing assistance where possible, so the opportunity to earn funds is always welcome.
We assisted at the start of ECR Big walk and marshalled at the start of the Comrades Marathon and are look forward to assisting at the Amashova once again.
Hillcrest Rotary Club Members are local business & professional men & women who meet for Fellowship, Networking & Community Service.
Hillcrest Rotary Club focus is to benefit those in & around our local Community who are less fortunate than ourselves.
Funds are raised in many ways such as the marshalling for the Amashova Cycle Race by Members & friends who volunteer their time to marshal.
All funds raised by the Club is used to support the various organisations & schools in the Hillcrest & surrounding area such as iKhethelo Children’s Village,
Khanyakwezi Primary School, Fulton School for the Deaf, as well as the local Hillcrest Schools.
The Club also supports the Hillcrest Aids Centre, Highway Hospice, Hillcrest Scouts & the Springside Nature Reserve.
Funds are also used to develop the Youth via many Leadership Camps & Courses.