OUR PROGRAMMES

People earn bicycles through Qhubeka’s
different programmes.

Our programmes are based throughout
South Africa, predominantly in our
SHIFT regions, and are implemented in
communities by Qhubeka’s partners.

LEARN-TO-EARN PROGRAMMES

These programmes are targeted at children, who earn bicycles in various ways,
with different earning criteria

SCHOLAR MOBILITY
PROGRAMMES:

bicycles make it easier for
schoolchildren to get to and from
school, helping to improve their
attendance and performance.

SPORTS
PROGRAMMES:

children and their coaches use
bicycles to access school and sports
activities, encouraging health and
saving them time.

WORK-TO-EARN PROGRAMMES

These programmes are aimed at adults, youth and those Not in Employment,
Education or Training (NEETs), who earn bicycles in a range of ways:

COMMUNITY SAFETY
PROGRAMMES:

bicycles assist with more visible and
effective security patrols, boosting
safety for everyone.

CRAFT
PROGRAMMES:

people earn bicycles by producing
handicrafts, such as crocheting blankets,
beanies and scarves or making cow bells.

ECO
PROGRAMMES:

people earn bicycles by recycling waste,
growing trees and doing other
environmentally-beneficial activities.

HEALTH
PROGRAMMES:

bicycles help healthcare workers to visit
more patients and communities to access
healthcare services.

TOURISM
PROGRAMMES:

people use bicycles to explore places and to
share experiences with others, building
economic opportunities for tourism micro
businesses.

DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAMMES

DISASTER RELIEF
PROGRAMMES:

Qhubeka provides bicycles for first
responders following a disaster. Bicycles
can be used to transport life-saving services
and gear

THE IMPACT

FOR A CHILD WALKING TO SCHOOL DAILY, A BICYCLE:

  • Dramatically reduces travel time to school
  • Increases on-time arrival
  • Improves academic performance
  • Improves attendance

*Source: Stanford Research Institute (SRI) Impact Report

GARMIN MOBILITY PROJECT

Data collected by our Garmin Mobility Project
showed that learners with bicycles travel three
times faster by bicycle than on foot.