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22 April 2022

Rustenburg – The Ride 4 Autism Awareness (RAA) campaign is calling upon all cyclists to help educate the community about the disease. 


The 2022 RAA Campaign will be held at Olympia Park Stadium on Wednesday 27 April with the goal of creating more awareness about autism. 


Autism, also called autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a complicated condition that includes problems with communication and behaviour. 


Chief executive officer at Puo Phaa Mosadi Lebo Mosime said their non-profit organisation, which is organising the initiative, is also seeking to raise funds to build a school.  


Said Mosime: “Many children have not been diagnosed yet, and many parents have no idea that their children may have autism. 


“Our goal is not only to create awareness in South Africa, but to also hopefully build a special school for autism in Rustenburg as there are none in the North West province. 

“The RAA was established 3 years ago in Kenya by Andy Speaks 4 Special Needs Persons Africa, a rights-based not-for-profit organization that champions for the mainstreaming of neurodevelopmental disabilities including Autism spectrum.” 


The 2022 initiative will be held simultaneously in eight cities (including Rustenburg) from five countries. All participants will ride, walk, or cycle on the same date. 


Puo Phaa Mosadi are Kenya by Andy Speaks 4 Special Needs Persons Africa’s partners for the South African activities of the initiative. 


“The ride will be through a yet to be determined route in and around Rustenburg. Autism booklets will be issued during the campaign by the riders at different points along the route,” Mosime explained. 

For more information contact Lebo Mosime on 082 7488 675 or email info@puophaamosadi.org. 

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