The Qhubeka Mechanics Programme trains bicycle mechanics in the communities in which we work, which ensures the bicycles we distribute get the maintenance and service they need, keeping them in riding condition. It also helps to create new economic opportunities for the mechanics, who are trained not only in how to maintain and repair bicycles, but also in basic business skills. Mechanics are contracted to service bicycles distributed by Qhubeka for a set period of time, and in exchange, receive a stipend that assists them in starting up their bicycle micro enterprises.
Mechanics are also supplied with the tools required to service and repair Qhubeka Bicycles, and access to our spare parts supply chain. This fosters enterprise development.