Dr Bandeker takes on the KALAHARI AUGRABIES EXTREME MARATHON on behalf of the CoGh SPCA and Ihata shelter.

KALAHARI AUGRABIES EXTREME MARATHON is a 7 days event from the 10th – 20th October 2019

The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM) is an iconic desert foot race, well-known as the “Big Daddy” in trail and desert running circles across the world.

Taking place in the Kalahari Desert with the route covering the Augrabies Falls National Park and private farmlands, participants get the opportunity to run in the footsteps of the ancient Bushmen, while enjoying sightings of wildlife.

Dr Ayoub Banderker is taking this impressive endurance challenge to raise awareness around the irrefutable link between violent abusers and animal cruelty. He will be embarking on this grueling race on behalf of the CoGH SPCA and iHata Shelter for abused children and women.

About Ihata shelter

The Ihata Shelter is on the Cape Flats of Cape Town. We mainly serve the local disadvantaged female community, where women are often poor, uneducated and sometimes illiterate.

Since inception in February 2006, the Shelter has successfully assisted, clothed, counselled, empowered and sheltered more than a thousand residents, and counselled countless outside clients seeking assistance with domestic abuse/violence situations.

Ihata respects the courage, dignity and honour of their residents.

They provide:

  • A caring, clean and safe haven with sheltering from 24-hours to 6-months
  • HIV/Aids and Gender-based violence education and prevention programmes
  • Occupational therapy and counselling sessions
  • Play therapy for the young children
  • Referral to legal, medical and/or other professionals
  • Skills and upliftment workshops
  • Parenting and Life Skills and more.
  • Employment opportunity assistance etc.

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