Tembelatu learners are warriors on wheels
Two learners from Tembaletu School for learners with special education needs in Gugulethu were part of the Warrior on Wheels Foundation Buggy Team participating in this year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour.
The Warrior on Wheels Foundation aims to promote universal access in tourism and sporting events to differently-abled children while giving the gift of adventure to some brave children who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to participate in an event of this nature.
A total of 15 buggy teams took part in the 2019 Cycle Tour. Each buggy team consisted of three people, the person in the buggy, the cyclist towing the buggy and a support rider. Each team was fitted with a tracking device so that the event organisers were always able to see where the team is should they need emergency assistance.
Tembaletu Principal Ayanda Mtshazo said the learners and their parents were excited to be part of the event. “Even though they are physically disabled they can participate in sport activities. We are very fortunate that the Warrior on Wheels Foundation gave the learners an opportunity to participate in cycling.”