Going to
the Extreme
for Africa

Our mission is to provide educational opportunities for children and youth in rural South Africa and Zimbabwe through athletic challenges. Our vision is that every child in rural Southern Africa has access to a quality education.

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The Ubunye Challenge focuses on early childhood education because study after study proves that education at a young age provides longterm, lasting, positive outcomes. Providing children with education at an early age (when brain development is rapid) insures they are ready to learn when they enter primary school. Conversely, those who do not receive early childhood education start primary school already behind, and rarely catch up to their luckier peers. By intervening early, we can give these children a fighting chance to get a decent education, without which they will undoubtedly remain mired in poverty.

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How we build awareness.

The Ubunye Challenge was founded when Cameron and a motley crew of South Africans and Zimbabweans decided they wanted to cycle the length of the United Kingdom, swim the English Channel and row across an Ocean. They completed all of those endeavours under the banner of the Ubunye Challenge and continue to push their own athletic limits with the main purpose of building awareness to fulfill Ubunye's vision that every child in rural Southern Africa has access to a quality education.

Ubunye athletes participate in myriad types of athletic events from 10km runs to rowing to Antarctica - and everything in between!

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