Yesterday, 11 September 2014, Qhubeka marked the 50 000 bicycle milestone and announced the auctioning of Gerald Ciolek’s Milan San Remo winning jersey to celebrate and put more kids on bicycles.
It was a busy Thursday with two handovers and 350 bicycles distributed to people who had earned them. 250 bicycles were handed over to school children in our Bicycle Education Empowerment Programme (BEEP) with World Vision South Africa. These bicycles were funded by individual donors through World Bicycle Relief. For a look at what these handovers look like you can view this handover photoblog in Limpopo and this one in Gauteng.
Another 100 bicycles were handed over to adults who have earned them through collecting indigenous seeds and cultivating them into trees of 30cm or more. 200 saplings can be bartered for one bicycle in this eco programme which is implemented by Wildlands Conservation Trust. The 100 bicycles were funded by MTN EBU.
These are some of the photos from the day:
Find out more about our Qhubeka Eco Programmes here. If you are a corporate who would like to fund one of these projects please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our bicycles can be branded with your corporate ID if you fund 1 100 bicycles.
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