Donkey race challenge a success

05 Aug 2014 10:10am
MAYANA, 05 AUG (NAMPA) – The donkey race challenge held at the Mayana village on Saturday has been described as an immense success.
This is the first time that such an event was hosted at this village, situated some 10km east of Rundu.
The event was sponsored by the ‘Make Change Possible’ entity, a German-based charity organisation.
It attracted 28 young people from the Mayana village and surrounding areas, who participated in the race.
The charity’s board chairperson, Monika Handwerker told Nampa on Tuesday that the donkey race challenge was scooped by a 10-year-old Grade Four learner of the Mayana primary school.
The winning jockey - whom the volunteer only identified as ‘Valentino’ - walked away with a floating trophy and an England national soccer team jersey, which was donated to the charity organization.
Three donkeys from the Mayana village were used in the racing competition.
The participants paid a participation fee of N.dollars 5 per person.
The ‘Make Change Possible’ board chairperson further explained that the children from the Mayana area decided after the donkey race challenge to host a volleyball tournament next year.
The donkey race was also decided upon by the community members themselves.
For the past four years, the charity successfully held other sports competitions, such as a 21-kilometres’ running race, a 250km bike ride and a canoe race.
Earlier this month, the charity successfully held a children’s festival at the same village, where children aged between three and 14 were treated to various fun games and sports activities.
The festival attracted over 180 children from that village and surrounding areas then.