With Teams in: Waterloo Region
The RIDE will happen as scheduled on Saturday, October 3, 2020! However, Covid-related health risks and operational challenges won't permit us to assemble in large groups. So instead, we'll gather virtually, self-organizing in smaller, covid-friendly teams or groups as permitted.
Let's keep our RIDE location communities going! Register for the same RIDE location as last year - or, if you are new, register in a location you're within an hour of.
Vega Education Fund provides high school scholarships to promising youth in Africa who are struggling to stay in school due to poverty.
In many African countries, high schools are available only in large cities, which means children from poor farming villages are not able to continue their education past grade 8. In Tanzania, for example, only 50% of students go to high school, keeping the poorest families uneducated and perpetuating the cycle of poverty for generations. Without a high school education, it is impossible to get a good job.
While living in Tanzania, Vega Education’s founders sponsored their first student: an orphan named Busanya (see his story on www.vegaeducation.org) - he is now in medical school, well on his way to achieving his dream of becoming a doctor.
It costs $1500 to send a student to high school for a year. Our goal for the coming school year is 20 students. Let's see how far we can get together!