Every now and then you come across a project that make you step back and realize there is still lots and lots of HOPE left on this earth. When i learned about the Scas Biker Kids that is right here in my town of Stellenbosch, I asked if I could spend
an afternoon with them, taking a few images. It really was an eye opener. This Scas team is really putting their lives into what they are doing and the goal they have. Since im not the best with words, i asked Jan to write a few words:
The Jonkershoek Biker Kids; project by SCAS Cycling:
SCAS Cycling is a cycling ministry based in the Jonkershoek Valley outside Stellenbosch. Our Development Cycling Programme involves life skills development through Whole Life Coaching. We have a big passion to see the youth of our nation reach their dreams and potential, since they are the next generation of leaders. We strive to create opportunities for them to grow in a personal capacity and influence the society around them in a good way. This project has contributed to great improvements in the lives of the members and we are excited to see growth in the near future.
I also asked them what they need to keep this project running. His reply:
There is a great need and we invite any willing party or individual to assist in changing young lives. The following are areas of need:
- Five more bicycles at around R 5000/bike, bike donations are welcome, even older and cheaper ones (mtb or road).
- Cycling equipment, spare parts, gear or kit (old or new).
- Volunteers to ride with the group and teach skills. Riding times: Monday to Friday around 3:30pm and weekends, around Stellenbosch.
- Volunteer and assistance with organizing of fundraisers.
- Prayer. Please send us your email and we’ll subscribe you to our news and prayer mailing list.
- Monthly or once off financial donations (maintenance, admin and events costs add up).
For more information contact Jan Scannell: email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or on his cellphone: 084 208 2879.
I must admit, i have new respect for sport photographers, but enjoy these images!
I was pushing my limits here!
Hehee! This little one was very brave, doing a big jump on his bike for me: