Velokhaya GM Sipho Mona talks about the Khayelitsha cycling academy.
Joining us is Sipho Mona, the General Manager of The Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy, a not-for-profit organisation based in Khayelitsha, that uses cycling-based programmes to involve township youth in a positive, after-school activity.
Through the sport of cycling, Velokhaya teaches them important life skills such as discipline, determination, dedication, teamwork and how to deal with wins and losses. Sport also teaches children about resilience and perseverance; it gives them the opportunity to become physically and emotionally stronger and it also teaches them to strive for excellence, to be gracious in victory and to persevere in defeat. In other words, it help us grow champions on and off the bike.
The Velokhaya BMX Oval is located on the corner of
Kusasa and Makabeni Streets in Khayelitsha.