SABC News Western Cape

10 Jul 2018 14:23 -


2 months ago

A mass motorbike ride will be held in Cape Town this weekend as part of a campaign to supply sanitar...

A mass motorbike ride will be held in Cape Town this weekend as part of a campaign to supply sanitary pads to girls. Convener for the Bikers for Mandela Day, Zelda la Grange, says the goodwill event forms part of the Mandela Day celebrations. The mass ride will kick off at the Grand Parade and will end at the Drakenstein Correctional Centre near Paarl. La Grange say all motorcyclists can participate in the ride: "There are three million girls missing school every single month because they don't have sanitary pads, we asking people donate one packet of sanitary pads or 180 rand will see a girl go through the entire school year, let's make a difference for the Madiba centenary celebration, let's make a huge impact and help at least a 100 00 girls through school next ."The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation supports the initiative. Acting CEO, Razaan Bailey: "The Archbishop and Mrs Tutu are the very strong supporters of the role of young people and believers in education, so it makes good sense for us to support this campaign as part of the 67 minutes and the mandela centenary in terms of helping girls stay in schools."