OFFICIAL CHARITIES – APPLICATION PROCESS
The CMA has called on charitable organisations to submit applications for designation as Official Comrades Marathon Amabeadibeadi Charities for the period 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Please note that all forms need to be delivered to Comrades House before the close of business on 30 September 2020. Emailed applications will be invalid.
Download the forms HERE
CMA REACHES OUT DURING COVID BY ROXANNE THOMAS
The Comrades Marathon CSI team, with tremendous assistance from our generous runners in Brazil have been busy assisting the community of Fredville, in the Valley of a Thousand Hills with school preparations for Covid-19 readiness.
Imbaliyezwe Junior Primary educates 850 children from pre-school, through to Grade 4 with very limited resources. At the time lockdown began, the school only had two working taps and no water in the pre-school block.
Thanks to a generous donation from Comrades International Brand Ambassador for Brazil, Nato Amaral, and his team of runners, the complete refurbishment of the pre-school block toilets was possible.
This saves the 350 children and teachers who use the pre-school block a long walk up a steep embankment to the top of the school where the main toilet blocks are situated. A further 2 handwash stations were installed outside the classrooms and the broken taps outside the building were also repaired.
The CMA has also further contributed by having masks made for each child for their return to school and, through a collaboration with Wildlands, planted 20 indigenous trees that will provide shade in the future for all the children who attend Imbaliyezwe.
A further surprise awaited the kids on their return, with the most incredibly talented wall artist, Giffy, adding some magic to the front entrance of the school.
The Comrades CSI Committee would like to thank our Brazilian family, Wildlands and Giffy for sharing their time and resources in making Imbaliyezwe a much healthier and happier place for the children of Fredville.