Pump track for Katutura youth established
Showcasing synergy between partners who have social investment and development opportunities in previously disadvantaged communities at heart, Marathon Sugar (Tongaat Hulett Namibia) and the Namibian Cycling Federation (NCF) joined hands to build a cycling pump track at the Katutura Youth Enterprise Centre (KAYEC) in Wanaheda, Windhoek.
KAYEC runs a learner support programme known as KAYEC Youth Development (KYD), which annually caters for between 45 to 150 children between the ages of 10 to 18 years. They receive supervised assistance in school subjects such as English, Maths and Science, as well as in life skills, culture and sports.
Mr Gielie van Zyl, Tongaat Hulett General Manager, said, “We believe that the development of our children and education in general has the potential to be the greatest equalizer in our Namibian society, and so we are proud to be able to make a difference in the Wanaheda community by investing in the KAYEC education/ cycling as sport project.”
The pump track, which will allow cyclists of all experience levels – from novice to expert – to improve their bike handling skills, will be the focal point for the once-a-week sporting activities included in the KYD after-school programme.