KP Foundation’s giant walk against GBV

Apel – The 2020 Christmas Eve (24 December) in Fetakgomo Tubatse was coated with fun, fitness and awareness messages as KP Foundation launched its inaugural fun walk. The Fun Walk begun at break of dawn with warm-up aerobics, screening and observation of Covid-19 regulations. Participants took a route from Bopedi Shopping Complex to Seotlong valley which makes 10 km, and participants took an option of running and walking.

Member of National assembly Mr Thabo Kupa, Berlin based music producer and rapper Mr Patrick Mashegwana, Mr Marumo Lekwankwa and renowned adventure hiker Ms Mercy Kupa were among the guests and participants. Categories of participants ranged from ages 7 – 14, 15 – 59 and 60 – 80. Winners in each category were handed bronze, silver and gold medals. Winners in the 7 – 14 years category were Katlego Thobejane (bronze), Joshua Masegare (silver) and Boikanyo Thubela (gold). The 60 – 80 years category was topped by Masekela Thobejane (bronze), Raphaganye Thobejane (silver) and Kgagudi Phasha (gold). The 15 – 19 years category winners were packed into three each medal. Motshamonyane Lesufi, Tseke Sebapu and Thapelo Phasha were the bronze winners; Harris Lekgoro, Isiah Makgotsane and Tshepo Hlakudi were adorned in silver while Forgive Mariri, Thabang Maphaka and Tumisho Hlakudi were decorated in gold. Special award for most resilient runners went to Kuki Maditsi, Molly Phasha and Maoto Marota.

Alongside the fun walk a Jane Furse based cycling club named 013 Cycling led by Mr Marumo Lekwankwa undertook a 51 km cycling showcase from Jane Furse passing multitudes of villages and settled communities to Apel where they joined the fun walk. Other role players in the fun walk were Fitness Motivation Aerobics Club led by Ms Tshegofatso Mabotha who conducted a mass aerobics exercise for all participants. The fun walk was concluded with a demo play of the home-grown TUPS sporting code invented by Mr Puleng Mmotla.

In unpacking the purpose of the fun walk Mr Kgopelo Phasha of KP Foundation said the fun walk will be continually held annually at the same venue on the same route with the aim of celebrating health, happiness, well-being and individuality. And that it will be a grand opportunity for KP Foundation to draw the attention of the community to worthy causes such as the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) and drugs such as Nyaope.

Kgopelo Phasha Foundation (KP Foundation) is a non-profit organisation focused on the goodwill, service to humanity and legacy work of Mr Kgopelo Phasha. The Foundation advocates for Mr Kgopelo Phasha’s passion of empowering and liberating the communities through knowledge, skills and opportunities such as developing leadership capacity building and dynamic knowledge resources. For more information on KP Foundation contact 082 820 4984.




Thapelo Motseo

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