#Repost @djspeedsta ใƒปใƒปใƒป DJ Milkshake walks for 120 KM to raise funds awareness for school learners in Rustenburg Kagiso Mabelane popularly known as Hip Hop DJ Milkshake will be walking 120KM from his home in Diepkloof Soweto, to his family home in Tlhabane Rustenburg, North West province. The walk will be done under the DJ Milkshake Foundation a registered non-profit company and will take Mabelane 22 hours of nonstop walking. The main aim of the walk is to raise awareness and funds for the basic needs (school shoes schools, uniform and stationary) of rural learners. According Statistics South Africa General Household Survey 2002 โ€“ 2014 ,close to three-quarters (71%) of South Africa's learners walk to school, while 8% use public transport. Only 2% report using school buses or transport provided by the government. The vast majority (83%) of White children are driven to school in private cars, compared with only 12% of African children. These figures illustrate pronounced disparity in child mobility and means of access to school. โ€œEducation has always had a special place in my heart as well as my parents. They have always been advocates for access to good quality education especially for 1|Page the rural child and many children walk barefoot for hours to get to schoolโ€ says Mabelane. The walk will kick start in Soweto on the 14th June and end in Tlhabane on the 15th June. โ€œThe date of the 14th of June is symbolic to me as my mom passed away on this day in 2011 and I will be doing this walk to honour her memory.โ€ Said Mabelane and the timing is also significant as it falls within youth month. The DJ Milkshake Foundation calls on individuals, corporates and fans to get involved with this cause by making contributions which can be either monetary or non-monetary and the proceeds will donated to various schools and if you donโ€™t want to walk 120 KM you can sponsor someone per KM to walk on your behalf. Ends// For Media interviews or enquiries contact: Boitumelo Ikaneng 010 590 3090 [email protected] Editorโ€™s notes The DJ Milkshake Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation which has strong focus on youth development. Registration number: DJ Milkshake Foundatio
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