This year, the Hubi & Vinciane Foundation is organising a virtual version of its “A leg up for Benin” fundraising sports challenge, the proceeds of which will be donated to the project to provide clean water to 50 schools in Benin, West Africa. We are looking for sports enthusiasts and sponsors with the right heart to realise our idea.
clean water for the school!
Health and hygiene starts with clean water, also in Benin – which today also has to cope with COVID-19. The Foundation has therefore made it a top priority to provide 50 schools in the Borgou region (central Benin) with basic services in the field of hygiene and potable water.
In previous years, wells have already been drilled in around 30 schools. We now want to tackle the remaining schools.
A well has to have an average depth of 85 metres and costs around 7,000 euros. This depth guarantees not only the quality of the water, but also the permanent supply of water. This project would not be complete without the construction of sanitary blocks and tippy taps, simple facilities made from recycled materials that allow students to wash their hands regularly.
In short, basic infrastructure that can save the lives of schoolchildren and their fellow villagers. If we succeed, we will improve hygiene and the supply of drinking water for more than 6,500 pupils and teachers and a population of around 45,000 people. For this phase of the project, the Foundation will need around 60,000 euros in funding.
The sporting challenge
Run, walk or cycle in your region (or elsewhere) between December 5 and 27, 2020. Take up a personal challenge: run, walk or cycle your 10, 100 or 500 kilometres every week alone or with your family, friends or colleagues …
Then add your kilometres to our virtual journey from Leuven to Parakou in Benin (and back if possible). Do this via your Strava application (we will provide you with the activation code). Or simply enter your personal goal with your registration (Dutch form / French form).
As soon as you have registered, we will provide you with a race number.
The kick-off will take place on December 5, in Leuven. Keep an eye on your social media for a live report.
On the road
Here you will see “in real time” where our virtual participants are. Our goal is to go to Parakou… and come back!
Arrival on December 27
We hope to be back in Leuven on 27 December. Follow our live report!
Then we can start building wells and sanitary blocks, installing tippy taps and awareness campaigns in schools. Follow us on our website and on social media.
The fundraising challenge
Our project needs 60,000 euros.
Choose what you want to contribute:
In the registration module, indicate your choice and the quantity.
Make your contribution or have it made by a sponsor.
From 40 euros on, you will receive a tax certificate, that this year, exceptionnaly, provides you a tax advantage of 60%.
Click on the images for the pdf version of the flyer and the poster