A cycling event for serious and casual riders with a heart for refugees, Ride for Refugees focuses on helping people and churches engage with and raise funds for refugees locally and globally.
This year one of the projects that teams will be raising funds for is Anglican Aid's project partner Lost Children of Jonglei Scholarships. This project provides secondary schooling to children whose families originated from Jonglei State, South Sudan, but who have been displaced through civil war and now live in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. Kakuma Refugee Camp was established in 1991, in response to the great number of South Sudanese fleeing the Sudanese civil war.
These scholarships fund four years of secondary schooling for each recipient in a Christian boarding school near Kakuma at an estimated cost of $1500 per year. In partnership with Anglican Aid, and with the assistance of a UNHCR teacher in Kakuma, students are chosen based on academic ability, enthusiasm to learn, experience of hardship and desire to make their education fruitful in the future.
For more information please visit the Ride for Refugees website here.