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TSiBA Cycle Tour Team- Cycling for Change

25 Feb 2014

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On the 9 March 2014, 20 TSiBA employees & supporters will be at the Civic Centre in Cape Town starting in the 37th Cape Argus Cycle Tour in Cape Town. They will be “Cycling for Change” and raising funds to enable bright young South Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds to study towards a Bachelor of Business Administration at TSiBA. The race is 109km long in a spectacular setting for a spectacular cause.

TSiBA’s first ever “Cycling for Change” team is an eclectic mix. TSiBA CFO Peter Kraan will be riding with his daughter, Marisa, and her partner, Stefan, who are flying in from Switzerland just for the event. TSiBA supporter James Irlam will be riding tandem with his 10-year-old daughter, Amy and his 14-year-old son will ride solo for the first time. We have several employees participating, volunteers, sponsors and long-time friends and family of TSiBA. We even have stars on our side: UCT astrophysicist Prof Tom Jarrett will be responsible for navigation and the Lauren Powell Band (of which Gary Powell - also riding with us - is a member) will be hosting a concert on the weekend of the cycle tour (visit http://www.facebook.com/events/1463937333829193/ for more).

The cyclists’ goal is to raise several scholarships valued at R48,800 each; one scholarship allows one student to study for one year at TSiBA Education. TSiBA is a private, not for profit institution that does not receive any subsidies from the government. The cost of scholarships includes textbooks, food and lodging for the students at our rural campus (TSiBA Eden), a wide range of student support services and many experiential learning opportunities such as internship programmes every year, mentorship and wilderness leadership programmes.

TSiBA boasts extraordinarily high throughput rates and 95% of degree graduates are employed, enrolled in postgraduate study or entrepreneurs in their own businesses. In a six-year period, TSiBA has already produced 2 Kofi Annan Scholars, 2 Allan Gray Orbis Candidate Fellows and 5 Mandela Rhodes Scholars – ten times more Mandela Rhodes Scholars than any university in South Africa.

Will you help us raise a scholarship? Heck, will you help us raise twenty scholarships, one for each rider, and join us for some fun while we do so? You can back us on http://www.thundafund.com/cycleforchange.

The full line-up:
James Irlam
Gary Powell
Neill Ross Young
David Donde
Tracey Chiappini-Young
Charles Melzer
Adrienne Melzer
Heidi Kornmuller
Nicholas Meinert
Theo Wilscott
Huw Irlam
Jeremy Bingham
Joffre Toerien
Pieter Kraan
Marisa Kraan
Stefan Hunn
Earl Starr
Thomas Jarrett
Loyiso Koyana
Amy Irlam

   

The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) was founded in 2004 with a vision to “Ignite Opportunity”.  Our mission is to be an innovative learning community that graduates entrepreneurial leaders who ignite opportunity and social change.

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