Ghanaian cyclist Reuben Griffiths Bekoe today announced that he will be riding from Takoradi to Accra, a journey of some 237 kilometres to raise funds for charity organisations in the country.
In the statement he issued announcing this, he implored Ghanaians and everyone moved by his initiative to donate GHS 10 for every kilometre he will cover on his journey.
This initiative, according to Reuben, was inspired by the recent onslaught of fundraising campaigns on social media originating from Ghana. In his own way, he hopes that this will encourage people to donate to worthy causes and assist people with their monetary needs towards health issues.
Reuben listed the Ghana Cleft Foundation, an entity providing free corrective surgery for children with cleft and palate lips, the Chale Foundation which assists with health and education for children and the Little Steps Foundation, an organisation that focuses on childhood cancer.
Users of social media Twitter have taken to sharing the post by Reuben with the hashtag #ReubenRides, a hashtag that is meant to update the world on the daily progress of Reuben’s journey.
Reuben is also credited with raising over GHS6,500 for charity in a similar activity where he walked from Kumasi to Accra, a journey of over 250 kilometres for his 22nd birthday.
In 2019, he was one of the 100 recipients of the MTN Bright Scholarships.
He is the founder of Ghana Students’ Hub, a current student of the Takoradi Technical University and is studying Tourism management.