Farai’s Liverpool Half Marathon
A massive congratulations to our Farai Muzungu who ran the Liverpool Half Marathon on Sunday 18 March 2012 on behalf of the Positive Youth Programmes’ Africa projects. Farai managed to complete the marathon in 1 hour 38 minutes and 15 seconds, a good 7 minutes below his 1 hour 45 minute target. He managed to raise some money which will go a long way in paying the school fees for some orphans in Lower Gweru, Midlands, Zimbabwe.
Starting and finishing in the city of Liverpool, the Half Marathon has become such a success story in its own right with numbers almost doubling from 4,000 three years ago to nearly 8,000 in 2012. With many runners using the race as a guide for their London Marathon training, this event has grown massively attracting runners from across the U.K. and beyond. We are therefore extremely proud that Farai participated in such a prestigious event on behalf of our organisation.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Farai for being such an inspiration amongst our volunteer community and we look forward to benefitting from his innovative ideas for a long time to come.
Colline’s back again! (Lent 2012)
It’s that time of the year again when I give up a few of my bad habits for 40 Days and a chance for me to give back to the community and raise money for Charity. Yes I am talking about Lent. It is the season of lent starting from today (22nd Feb till 7th April).
Unlike previous years where I would give up all social networking sites that I am registered to (Facebook & Twitter), I have decided to challenge myself by running 6 Miles as part of Sport Relief on the 25th March 2012 to help raise money for a charity that is very dear to my heart, Positive Youth Programmes (PYP).
PYP is a UK registered charity that has a mission to stimulate, engage and empower youth in Africa through careers advice, sexual reproductive health and human rights education in an effort to actively create opportunities that will inspire them to make informed decision about their lives.
I could really do with all your help, at present PYP is trying to help 6 orphans that couldn’t go back to school this year because they couldn’t afford it. They are currently being looked after by caregivers in the Makenka Village of Lower Gwelo in Zimbabwe. My aim is to see these kids go back to school and getting the support they need by the end of Lent Season. Every penny counts!
Please click HERE to donate. Thank you.
An Ode from a Positive Youth.
Giving up for lent (2011)
My name is Colline and from last year, I decided that every year for Lent, I was going to deactivate all my social networking sites and my beloved Blackberry messenger for 40 days and 40 nights. I decided to do this because to me Lent is a season of fasting, repentance and giving up a particular habit. Over the years, I have realised that I depend on social networking sites a lot and they have become my very bad habit. I can easily spend hours on end just “browsing” through different pages and found myself always holding my phone and “pinging” unnecessarily. The main key of all this is to focus the time on repenting and dedicate more time to God. I think this will also be a great chance for me prove to myself that I can do without all these social networking sites and go back to the good old texting and calling.
This year, I have decided to also set up sponsor pages so that all my friends and family can sponsor me through this quite hard journey so that I can raise money for my 2 favourite charities, Maruva Trust and Positive Youth Programmes (PYP). As a Christian I should be practising good things all the time and not just during lent, so I will have these sponsor pages throughout the year.
I could do with all your help so that I can reach and exceed the target amount of money I want to raise for the charities. If you would like to help me through this journey and support me, visit my page @ Colline !! Thanks so much for all your help. Colline Rue