The Lesedi Project
Community is a core pillar of Zulu culture and a fundamental part of our brand. Since our inception, Balega has sought to honor the culture and country that is so much a part of our identity. In 2004, we successfully launched The Lesedi Project (meaning light and enlightenment) in order to give back and strengthen South African communities.
The Ethembeni School
Through The Lesedi Project, your purchases of Balega running socks have aided this home for 300 disabled and disadvantaged children along the Comrades Marathon route in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa by providing:
A wheelchair friendly school bus
A therapy playpark and swimming pool
Twelve annual scholarships through 2017