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Created by :

Endre Szabo

Location:

Uganda, Uganda

Support Just Cycling 2020 Solo for HIV positive children

Join and help Endre Szabo in his goal to raise funds for the rehabilitation of HIV positive and/or malnourished children in the OMOANA House in Uganda.

Images in this site are approved by OMOANA House


WHAT IS OMOANA HOUSE?

The goal of Omoana House is to rehabilitate HIV Positive and/or malnourished children, reintegrate them into their communities and give them perspectives for a self-sustaining future.


There are currently, 2.9 million orphans and 190’000 HIV positive children in Uganda. They are very often left with their grandparents or sick parents who are very weak and may at some point not be able to provide the care and the attention the children need.


Omoana House is running in partnership with St.Francis Health Care Services, an Ugandan organisation which focuses on HIV/AIDS.

In Omoana House, children are given special care for a period between 3 months and one year. A medical team composed of a doctor, nurses and a nutritionist provides them with special care. They are also given psycho-social support by the social worker and the counsellors of St.Francis Health Care Services. When children are well enough, they attend a nearby school.


As soon as their condition stabilises they return to their communities. Even after their return home, their medical and social situations are still followed carefully. The community is sensitised on issues related to HIV/AIDS to ensure the children are welcomed as any other individual. Their school fees are paid by OMOANA in the long term.


https://www.omoana.org/asso/en/our-projects/child-care/omoana-house



Beneficiaries washing hands as precaution against Covid 19 at Omoana house


WHAT IS JUST CYCLING?

Since 2016, Endre with strong partnership with NoMoreWalking (www.nomorewalking.ch) has been organising a bike tour every year to raise funds and awareness for the unaccompanied refugee children in Greece.


After the first year of Amsterdam-London-Amsterdam ride with a group of 20 cyclist, from the initiative took off and expanded by runners (JustRunning) and Hikers. The annual drive engaged more than 150 people and raised unconditional funds for METAdrasi to develop their care and activities for the unaccompanied refugee children.


METAdrasi's efforts were rewarded by the prestigious Hilton Humanitarian Prize in 2019. METAdrasi's founder and president Ms Lora Papawrote "It's an honour for us that you support METAdrasi all these years!! Just cycling is in our heart, a family member of METAdrasi and as family we need to celebrate together this award"


www.justcycling.ch is also open to receive donations for this current year ride



Children at Omoana house tested receiving vaccine


WHAT IS JUST CYCLING 2020 SOLO?

In these unusual times with COVID-19, it is not possible to organize group rides. However it is important that the Just Cycling initiative rolls on to support those in need. Keeping the principles - focusing on children, aiming to make direct impact, channel all funds to those in need (no cost deducted from donations), build on sports to engage community to raise awareness - 2020 will be the year of Solo efforts to support the OMOANA HOUSE in Uganda.


Endre is cycling 1700 kilometres (more than 1000 miles) in 10 days from 31 August from Hungary to The Netherlands. The route will take him through the Danube valley in Hungary, Austria and Germany before crossing North Bavaria to the Rhine river, which will lead him to the Netherlands. The daily average 170km will also be spiced up with about 9000 meter elevation climb and the always changing weather conditions. Besides the strong endurance fitness, the successful completion requires good gears and well balanced cycling over the 10 days.


A youth (orange shirt) teaching children in Omoana house


HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT?

Donations go a long way in Africa and for the children in OMOANA House. The initial target of 1700 euro (one euro for each km) would cover the cost of food for 25 children for 3 months.


- If You donate 20 euro You will cover the food for one child for a month in Omoana House

- If You donate 50 euro You will cover food assistance for 2 children in the community for a full year

- If You donate 65 euro You will cover two weeks salary of a child care worker at Omoana House

- If You donate 100 euro You will cover the cost of schooling, uniform and school materials for a child for half a year


All of the donations will be submitted to OMOANA House. The expenses of the bike ride, the cost of fundraising (including the cost of whydonate site) are all covered by Endre.



HOW CAN YOU FOLLOW AND PARTICIPATE?

Nothing happens in these days if not documented and shared on social networks ;-) Endre will be posting about the ride on Instagram/Facebook/Strava/LinkedIn. Please follow him:


https://www.instagram.com/endre_szabo/

https://www.facebook.com/endre.szabo

https://www.strava.com/athletes/6641676

www.linkedin.com/in/endre-szabo-820123


Sharing is caring - so You can share the initiative on your social networks with your friends and connections and ask them to support.

You can join virtually by cycling/running at your place and post your efforts with the following hashtags:

#JustCycling2020Solo

#JustRunning2020Solo

#JustCyclingforOMOANA

#JustRunningforOMOANA

and you can tag Endre (Facebook/Instagram) and NoMoreWalking (on Facebook) and JustCycling2020 (on Instagram)


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND DONATIONS!

€ 9.215 of € 6.800
135.5% funded

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Dusan 7 months ago
Thank you my dear Dusan!
€100
Martin 7 months ago 1700km in 10days! Hat down.
Thank you Martin for your recognition and your donation!
€20
Stephan 7 months ago Great initiative, Endre! Respect! Greetings from Prague!
So nice to have your support Stephan!
€100
Tanya 8 months ago Amazing achievement and an amazing cause, we’ll done Endre
Thanks a lot Tanya! I hope we can ride together again!
€20
Dusan 7 months ago
Thank you my dear Dusan!
€100
Martin 7 months ago 1700km in 10days! Hat down.
Thank you Martin for your recognition and your donation!
€20
Stephan 7 months ago Great initiative, Endre! Respect! Greetings from Prague!
So nice to have your support Stephan!
€100
Tanya 8 months ago Amazing achievement and an amazing cause, we’ll done Endre
Thanks a lot Tanya! I hope we can ride together again!
€20