For me, it is important that Forest Run has social and community involvement. As I’ve spent a decade involved with aspects of school sport – from rural development and social responsibility programmes to city school sport and coaching, I chose to connect Forest Run with Mponeng Primary Farm School.
This morning I visited the school for the first time and was totally impressed. They’re located in the Forest Run area, on the Venterskroon Road and their principal, Rene, is energetic, dedicated and inspiring. They have five teachers and around 98 children from surrounding farms. They have also opened their doors to street children, who they are educating and teaching to read and write. Children range from 3 to 19.
The school has a wonderful energy and warmth and it was a treat for me to visit their children and classrooms. I look forward to building a relationship with the school in both my personal capacity and with Forest Run.
On behalf of each runner, I have transferred a donation to the school.