Registration begins for Sibebe Survivor 2018
Speaking at The Portuguese Club during the registration of participants, Marjorie Balarin stated that other companies have sponsored the event with items such as juice bottles and bags.
BY NOMALUNGELO PHIRI
MBABANE- Registration has already begun for this year’s much anticipated Sibebe Survivor set for August 5. Sponsored to the tune of E240 000 by Nedbank, the annual Sibebe Survivor is a successful fundraising event, initiated and managed by the Rotary Club of Mbabane – Mbuluzi.
Speaking at The Portuguese Club during the registration of participants, Marjorie Balarin stated that other companies have sponsored the event with items such as juice bottles and bags. “We appreciate the wonderful contributions and sponsorship we have received. Any company that would still want to sponsor the event can contact the organizers,” she said. During registration, Rotary Club members from Saim Christian High and St Marks High were also present to assist with the issuing of the T-shirts, bags and juice bottles. Balarin did not divulge the number of people registered to participate at this year’s event. She announced that registration closes on July 14.
However, the walk is limited to 5 000 participants due to concerns on the impact on the mountain and access. Balarin further mentioned that water would be available at the start and on route during the event. “We thank Nedbank Swaziland who have supported and sponsored the challenge since its inception in 2004. Sibebe Survivor 2018 will be even bigger and more fun,” she went on to say. This is the fifteen annual Sibebe Survivor and it is a very successful annual fund raising event. The event is an ideal showcase for Swaziland‘s tourism potential. The purpose of the event is primarily to raise funds for Rotary supported projects in Swaziland. All funds raised by the Rotary Club of Mbabane Mbuluzi are spent on charity projects that meet the Rotary’s criteria of sustainability and needs. Other aims include raise awareness of Rotary and the work done in communities, support the Sibebe Community Trust and promote community involvement, attract interest and tourism potential of this unique rock and conservation area, enable employers to promote employee wellness and team building while fulfilling corporate social responsibility principles, provide a safe and healthy fun challenge for all participants.