Teacher runs for good cause
12 August 2021
Irafaan Abrahams, a teacher at Liesbeeck Primary School, is halfway through his 50th birthday challenge to raise funds to provide new school shoes for learners at 50 underprivileged schools.
Abrahams has his sights set on completing 50 half marathons to raise funds for the 50For50 initiative. He completed his 26th half marathon this weekend and aims to reach his goal before his next birthday in December.
The shoes will be handed over to schools in the first term of 2022. Most of the schools that will benefit are in the Western Cape with at least one school in each of the other eight provinces.
Abrahams’ first run on 8 January took him back to his roots as the course meandered through Athlone, Garlandale, Belgravia and Claremont where he was born, attended school and madrassa and studied towards his teacher’s qualification. Every half marathon has a special meaning and celebrated the past-half century.
Abrahams is known for his humanitarian work through Lace Up for Change (LU4C), a non-profit company he co-founded. The company’s vision is to connect like-minded people through social upliftment projects and to make a difference in the lives of those most vulnerable.
You can support this cause by donating R150 per pair of school shoes or participating in the various activities LU4C planned as part of the initiative.
To adopt a school for this challenge, email email@example.com for more information.
Donations towards this campaign can be made to:
Acc Name: Lace Up For Change
Acc Number: 6266 386 7003
Branch Code: 210528
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ