Qhubeka is an Nguni (Zulu, Xhosa) word that means “to carry on”, “to progress”, “to move forward”
Qhubeka projects aim to help rural communities move forward and progress by giving bicycles to children in return for work done to improve their environment and their community.
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was founded in 2007, steadily working its way up from a regional team to now being a World Tour team with bases in South Africa and Italy. It’s also known as Africa’s Team due to its focus on helping African talents to the world stage of cycling. The team races to raise funds for the Qhubeka Charity to mobilise people on bicycles in Africa. To contribute to the #BicyclesChangeLives campaign, click here.
- More than 40,000 bikes distributed since 2005
- Child’s commute time to school reduced by 75%
- Micro-finance loan recipient earnings increased by 500%
- Healthcare worker visits increased by 200%
Qhubeka ECO provides bicycles to children across Africa in return for work done to improve their communities and the environment, including planting trees, recycling waste and farming food. Click here to read more.
Qhubeka Education supplies bicycles to school children across Africa. By reducing the time it takes for learners to commute to and from school, Qhubeka Education enables them to spend more time in class and on homework. The learners are also less tired, meaning they are better able to concentrate on their schoolwork. Click here to read more.
Qhubeka Enterprise facilitates bicycle-centred enterprise development across Africa by assisting individuals and communities to establish and grow micro-businesses. Click here to read more.
By providing bicycles to healthcare workers, Qhubeka Health facilitates focused healthcare work with Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), as well as home-based patient care. Click here to read more.
Qhubeka Sport is dedicated to sports development in Africa. By providing bicycles, organising sports events and partnering with sports organisations, Qhubeka Sport encourages children to experience and enjoy sport, and learn vital life skills through their participation. Click here to read more.