In February, Amy returned from a visit to Canzibe and asked you to pray for more staff for our after school care program and a good solution to addressing the ongoing health concerns.

Now Amy is thrilled to report that soon after the request, Kunjulwa, a woman in the Canzibe community, came forward to say [...]

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Please save the date to run for the children of Canzibe!

The second annual Fighting Chance 8K run/walk will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Burke Lake Park in Northern Virginia.  The 8K is the successor to 25:40′s annual “Walk for the Kids” that was held the last Saturday of September at Lake [...]

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Child Sponsors Needed

On March 11, 2016 By

Our child sponsorship program allows you to connect with an orphan in 25:40′s aftercare program, by writing letters and hearing from them as well. It costs about a $1.25 a day for an orphan to attend 25:40′s afterschool care program — that includes a nutritious meal, help with math and English, health monitoring, advocacy, life [...]

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One of the goals of Amy and Joyce’s trip in early-February 2016 was to introduce the idea of a writing club to the aftercare students. Joyce brought composition books for the students and Amy and Joyce introduced the students to the idea of letting their imaginations run free through writing. The students wrote about the [...]

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Update: Masonwabe Preschool

On February 26, 2016 By

Amy and Joyce visited Canzibe in early-February and proudly report that we have 40 students in our preschool in two classes. Babes and Kholiswa teach the Grade R’s (Kindergarten, pictured here). They are learning their letters, Bible verses and singing songs and playing.  We are in the process of registering as an accredited Early [...]

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Update: Aftercare Program

On February 23, 2016 By

Amy and Joyce visited Canzibe in early February 2016 and report that our after school care program is still going strong — with 65 children attending from Grades 1-8. We even get a few preschoolers who see how much fun it is in and don’t want to leave the mission!

Our preschool teachers used to [...]

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Help become part of the solution by running for 25:40. Whether you are a novice or an elite athlete, you can elevate your experience above just a race -- you can race to give an at-risk child in rural South Africa a #FightingChance to rise above poverty, disease and violence.
The Sub-Saharan AIDS epidemic has a devastating effect on millions of families. Consider that 5.5 million adults and children live with HIV/AIDS in South Africa alone. Discover the hard facts about poverty, disease and violence, and help become a part of the solution.
25:40’s current focus is on children living in rural areas of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. We have selected this area as our place of initial focus due to its extreme poverty, lack of resources and lack of attention from the outside world.