Have a fun day out and win a computer for your school

Every year at the SPAR Women’s Challenge Joburg you stand a chance to win a computer for your school along with other valuable electronic resources to give pupils a much needed advantage.

Computers are so 20th century, some people say. Who needs a computer in these days of smart phones and tablets? But in fact, a computer is still a very valuable resource. Businesses of all shapes and sizes use them all the time and those businesses include schools, where there is no end to what a computer can be used to do – from keeping records of pupils and their marks to teaching computer literacy. And there is no such thing as too many computers in a school. SPAR and Mustek Electronics have joined forces to enable three schools to win valuable computer equipment and accessories worth thousands of rands.

The following prizes are up for grabs to the schools with the most finishers on race day:

1st Prize: Mecer Laptop with Win 7 Starter, School Image and Brother Flatbed Colour Print, Fax, Copy and Scan printer.

2nd Prize: Mecer Laptop with Win 7 Starter, School Image and Brother Mono Laser Print, Fax, Copy and Scan printer.

3rd Prize: Mecer Laptop with Win 7 Starter, School Image.

Any school that enters more than 20 girls is eligible for the prize. The entry forms must be submitted together before 25 September. Late entries will not qualify for the prizes. Girls taking part in the 10km Challenge need to be 15 or over, but the 5km Fun Run is available to girls over nine, which means primary schools also stand a chance of winning these wonderful prizes. Although some girls will be eager to run, walkers are also welcome on both routes.

Schools could add to the fun by running an internal competition to see which class or house has the most entries, which could create even more interest in the race. In addition to helping their school stand a chance of winning a computer, and having a fun day out when Johannesburg is looking its best, the entrants will also have the satisfaction of knowing that they are doing their bit for a very important charity.

Proceeds from the race will go to Reach for Recovery, a support group for women with breast cancer. All Reach for Recovery volunteers are breast cancer conquerors, so they are well aware of what newly diagnosed breast cancer patients are going through. They provide support, counselling and a shoulder to cry on.