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Nick Challoner

Nick Challoner

Atlas Foundation

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]As part of the Tanglin Rugby Club Family I am happy to support The Atlas Foundation........a very special charity using sport for the benefit of under-privileged children throughout the world. I'm aiming to complete 1000 km or running, walking and mostly cycling during the month and it would be fantastic if each of those miles could earn a one pound donation for the charity from my friends and family around the world. A little more about the challenge below.[/p][p][br][/p][p]The Challenge: [/p][p]Starting 1st April 2021, Atlas Foundation supporters are going to attempt to virtually run, cycle, swim and walk the distance from London to Cape Town, in order to raise funds to build an Atlas DigiBus for our children in the townships of KwaZulu-Natal.[/p][p]The cause:[/p][p]In KwaZulu-Natal, many of our children live in extreme poverty, with little access to food, clean sanitation or any decent education. Most of our children don't have access to wifi and have never seen a computer before. They learn out of old, worn out textbooks, read off of black-boards and sit on the floor throughout lessons. [/p][p]In lockdown this situation has been worsened. With no access to laptops and phones, online classes are impossible. Most families can't afford books and generations of illiteracy means it's impossible for parents to help keep their children engaged with school from home.[/p][p]More than ever before, children as young as 11-years-old are falling into gangs, crime, drugs and alcohol.[/p][p]We are fearful that without considerable change, our children will never return to school. If children do return to school, we are fearful for the educational losses that each child will have incurred. [/p][p][b]The project:[/b][/p][p]Atlas’s DigiBus project takes old buses, and transforms them into mobile, digital classrooms, that work to improve education opportunities for children in the developing world.[/p][p]Fitted with everything from laptops, screens and Wi-Fi, to anti-viral misting systems and CCTV cameras, the DigiBus makes a safe and inspiring place for our children to learn skills that are advantageous in today's economy.[/p][p]The difference:[/p][p]In supporting us deliver a DigiBus to these children in South Africa, you could give as many as 10,000 children, in 11 schools, across 2 townships the opportunity to get hands-on experience with computers and digital learning every week.[/p][p]In 2020, Atlas delivered a DigiBus to children in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. After witnessing the remarkable benefits this first DigiBus has made to the lives of thousands of children in Nairobi, we would like to deliver a similar level of opportunity to our children in KwaZulu-Natal.[/p][p][b]Every child deserves an equal opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.[/b][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]

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Supporters


May 5, 2021

Anita Frew

Pull that Croda team up those peaks Nick!! Good luck, Anita

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


May 4, 2021

Catherine Dines

Well done Nick. X


May 4, 2021

Anonymous

We done Mr Challoner, from the Peaky Blinders..

£100.00


May 2, 2021

Paddy Flynn

Well done Nick. Great charity!! One of the few who got fitter leaving Singapore!!

£100.00


Apr 30, 2021

George and Sarah

Keep going Nick, great cause


Apr 27, 2021

The Aldridges

Go Nick!!!

£25.00


Apr 27, 2021

Dave Shannon

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Apr 26, 2021

Mark

Keep it going Nick

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Apr 26, 2021

Stuart A

Great achievement Nick and an excellent cause

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Apr 26, 2021

Tom

Well done mate!

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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