Long-distance runner, Nontu Mgabhi, is giving back to positively impact the lives of the youth after raising R1.7 million to refurbish Khiphinkuzi Primary School in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal.
In 2020, Mgabhi ran seven marathons in seven days, across seven continents in the World Marathon Challenge, to raise funds for the school.
The funds have enabled the school to equip five classrooms with desks, chairs and blackboards. She also organized sponsors for 300 full uniforms for pupils in need.
By giving back, Mgabhi’s intention is to show the youth that they can overcome their current situations as she grew up in similar conditions.
“If someone told me I would be this back when I was in Mseleni, in similar conditions as these children, I would have laughed.” – Long distance runner, Nontu Mgabhi
“I’m a registered psychologist and general manager for Human Resources at Richards Bay Coal Terminal,” she revealed to KZN Sport Confederation.
“If someone told me I would be this back when I was in Mseleni, in similar conditions as these children, I would have laughed.
“I want these young ones to know it is possible.”
According to the post on the KZN Sport Confederation Instagram page, Mgabhi’s next mission is the Marathon De Sable in October where she will undertake a 251km ultramarathon in the Sahara Desert.
Her goal is to take part in the race to raise funds to provide flush toilets for the primary school.
If you would like to support Mgabhi’s cause, please contact her via email – [email protected]
Photo 1 Caption: South African long-distance runner, Nontu Mgabhi, pictured at Khiphinkuzi Primary School in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, where she helped raise R1.7 million to provide five classrooms with desks, chairs and blackboards. She also organized sponsors for 300 full uniforms for pupils in need. Photo: KZN Sport Confederation (Instagram)