Every child has the right to an education, and suffering from an undiagnosed or untreated hearing problem impairs learning and can negatively affect a child’s development. While there have been many strides in South Africa to improve health services in schools, with vision screening receiving an increased focus, the same unfortunately cannot be said for hearing screening.
The eMoyo Foundation aims to change that, and this year we are riding the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge to raise funds for this cause. The proceeds will be used to perform hearing tests at underprivileged schools in Tembisa. Common problems (such as earwax blockages) will be resolved on the spot and more serious impediments will be referred to appropriate healthcare professionals.
Thank you to everyone that has signed up to cycle with us this year, we’re really looking forward to meeting you all!
If you’re not on this year’s team but would still like to support our cause, please consider donating. You will get a professional cycling shirt (see below) with any donation over R1000!