ABULISA FOUNDATION MARATHON IN PIGG’S PEAK
Athletics Association’s representatives pose with Jabulisa Foundation Members

ABULISA FOUNDATION MARATHON IN PIGG’S PEAK

Jabulisa Foundation has invited the business community of Eswatini to support them during their marathon billed for
July 13, 2019 in Pigg’s Peak. Announcing the marathon and the objectives of hosting the race was Jabulisa Foundation Chairperson Thami Shongwe. “We are here today to launch a marathon, which will be in three categories being the 5km, 10km and 21km all to take place on July 13, 2019 at Pigg’s Peak,” said Shongwe. The starting point is Gobolondlo hall, running around the city center, with the 21km race going as far as Nginamadvolo and back to the
starting point. Shongwe said the idea behind the marathon was to raise funds for the organization which will help achieve their core mandate of helping needy people within the municipality and beyond. He said it would be impossible to embark on this project without the assistance of the business community in Pigg’s Peak and surrounding areas and he appealed for their support. “The organization is able to deliver because there are those individuals and businesses that have been giving us the support, besides other fundraising campaigns we engage in from time to time,” said Shongwe, applauding the Good Samaritans who took not only time but financial resources to support the good cause of the foundation. Shongwe took attendants of the launching ceremony through memory lane saying Pigg’s Peak Member of Parliament and now Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Jabulani Mabuza once said that government cannot eliminate the scourge of poverty without the help of the public, and Pigg’s Peak, though growing rapidly in terms of doing business has a lot of people that need assistance. He said Jabulisa Foundation was founded partly due to the need on the part of the government of Eswatini to assist at lifting citizenry.
Shongwe shared that through the help of individuals and companies the company has been able to build over 10 houses mostly for elderly people who lived under really bad conditions and there is a need for more building projects. “A few weeks back we were able to hand over house keys to Mkhulu Siwela and as we speak the organization
pays schools fees for over 23 pupils around Pigg’s Peak” said Shongwe.

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