The Group's Purpose
DreamRiders Part 2 - The Transcontinental
Every child has dreams.
Some have the means to realize their dreams. Others never have the chance to see them come true.
We’re committed to bringing dreams alive for young people in Africa who can only dream of an education that most of us take for granted.
And we’re literally willing to ride over mountains and across valleys to make their dreams come true.
Introducing Anisa Aubin
Anisa Aubin is an enthusiastic Business Analyst who works in Emergency Service Software Solutions.
She has been accepted to race in a monumental challenge across Europe, and is doing this for the Dreamriders. Anisa grew up in Africa, and is now based in the UK.
Anisa explains, “a couple of years ago, I spent a few life changing months in Bangula, Malawi, working with the most amazing children, who by so many standards had so little, and yet taught me so much about love, joy and happiness. Iris Africa missionary David Morrison and his two sons Patrick and Daniel, rode the Tour Divide in 2015, something that had previously crossed my mind. The guys did an amazing job raising money for education for these children, and I decided after they finished that I would like to continue the dream.”
Anisa qualified to compete with 350 other cyclists from around the world in a gruelling 4,000 km bicycle race across Europe! It’s called the TRANSCONTINENTAL. It begins on July 28th in Geraardsbergen, Belgium, and will finish in Meteora, Greece. It is a self-supported race with over 40,000 metres accumulative elevation gain that climbs up and over the Alps and the High Tatras. Anisa’s training program will prepare her to ride 300 km a day and her goal is to finish the race within 15 days. She’ll be riding up to 18 hours a day, stopping only to eat and sleep beside the road along the way. It’s going to be the most challenging, and exciting ride of her life!
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About the Organizers
Over the past 14 years, David “Mo” Morrison, his family and the Iris Africa team have established a proven model for transforming the lives of impoverished children, youth and communities in the remote southern district of Malawi. In addition to providing loving homes for orphaned children, they have established a highly regarded primary school serving children from pre-school to grade 8.
Some have already graduated, and assisted by scholarships, they are now excelling at secondary-level boarding schools in the city. But there are many more young people who still wait for the chance to bring their dreams alive -- to break free from the ravages of extreme poverty and become world-changers in their country and continent. The key to unlocking their potential is a good education. All they need is a little help from a lot of us.