Time Projects officially launched the Block 8 Outdoor Gym on March 30 with proceeds raised from last year’s Time Adventure Challenge. The outdoor gym incorporates special gym equipment dedicated to the special needs of people using wheelchairs. Councillor Nkadimang Bob Moses thanked everyone involved in the project. Gaborone Disabled Society Chairperson, Kopano Bogosi who also addressed guests at the launch event said, “The donation by Time Projects came at the right time as physical training for people with disabilities plays an important role in their well-being. It was the society’s dream to have a gym with equipment that enables people with disabilities to access such facilities like other members of the community. Thank you, Time Projects, for the noble gesture and we invite other companies to join hands with Time Projects in such developments.”
Time Projects approached Gaborone City Council (GCC) for land to develop another outdoor gym focusing on handicapped people and were given land in Block 8 to utilise. It is a community-based project and will benefit the entire community because people can train free of charge. The park is estimated to have cost over P125 000 including both construction and equipment. This is the third outdoor gym built for the community by Time Projects with the other two gym parks situated in Kgale View and Segoditshane Way.
Time Projects Director Brett Marlin says, “Communities are always looking for new ways to develop outdoor spaces and provide activities to people and outdoor exercise is a great option. It’s also an exciting opportunity for people with disabilities who want to get out and work on their strength and conditioning. Not only are communities making use of the equipment, but the fact that the gyms are environmentally-friendly means they don’t cost anything to run.”
Time Projects will host its sixth Time Adventure Challenge on Sunday 7 July at the Mokolodi Nature Reserve. The 2019 Time Adventure Challenge is a four-leg relay race inside Mokolodi Nature Reserve which starts with a 10km trail run followed by a 15km mountain bike ride, then another 15km mountain bike ride and finishes with a 5km trail run. All entry fees and sponsorship proceeds go to charity.