THEME: Cycle from Blantyre to The British High Embassy, Lilongwe
DATE: Monday, 22 April 2019 at 06:00 am to Saturday, 27 April 2019 at 09:00 am
LOCATION: Bahasi Community Organisation, Limbe, +265 Blantyre, Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi.
Cycle from Blantyre to The British High Embassy, Lilongwe
BAHASI is cycling from Blantyre to “Britain”! Well, The British High Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi – a 400 km journey in order to raise funds for BAHASI orphanage and community centre in order to improve the centre’s safety and infrastructure.
Harriet (BAHASI Volunteer from the UK) and Isaac (BAHASI Project Coordinator) will be undertaking this mammoth challenge together and would love others to join, support and get involved with. It will be a hard 6-day cycle and challenging to say the least, but if it’s a cycle that’s needed to get these kids out of the cycle of mistreatment, then that’s what we will do!
WHY ARE WE RAISING MONEY?
We are raising money to build a wall around BAHASI. This would create more safety and security. Bangwe is a deprived part of Malawi, located on the outskirts of Blantyre in Southern region. Although Malawi is “The Warm Heart of Africa” people retreat to desperation when they have very little. Crime, theft and violence are things we don’t tolerate at BAHASI, so our dream is to improve security around our community to create a safe space for all.
For the cycle we are asking all participants to try and raise a minimum of 100,000k (£100). This cost will include all accommodation, set cycle route and basic food. The more we can save on the cycle, the more the money raised can benefit the children of BAHASI.
We shall be cycling from Bangwe along the Robert Mugabe Highway to Limbe, then to Blantyre. After which we shall join the M1 until the Balaka turn off, where we shall join to M5 all the way to Samila. We will then join the M14 passed Mvera and re-join the M1 for the final stretch to Lilongwe. As for accommodation we shall be staying in a range of places, from hostels, to guess houses and even some local families in villages which have been arranged.
The Route will be BAHASI (Bangwe, Blantyre)- Phalula- Further up the M5-Mua-Samila-Mvera-British High Embassy (LILONGWE) – starting on the 22nd of April and ending on the 27th.