More than 1 000 bicycles will be given to schoolchildren in Gauteng

More than 1 000 bicycles will be given to schoolchildren in Gauteng

Over 1 000 bicycles will be distributed to school kids across Gauteng during the month of May. This will make it easier for the children to get to and from school and change their lives for the better.

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While it may not look like it, giving a bicycle to someone who has no mode of transport is a big deal.

Qhubeka corporate partners and fundraisers believe that bicycles can change lives by helping to address socioeconomic challenges at the most basic level - helping people to get where they need to go.

That's why they, in partnership with the City of Johannesburg, are distributing bicycles to 1 050 school kids in Gauteng during the month of May.

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Goodthingsguy reports that Johannesburg is a long-term partner of Qhubeka in the Gauteng area and that they will be giving bicycles to the kids and community policing volunteers at 3 events.

The Orlando Community Policing Forum (CPF) will receive 50 bicycles, Selelekela Secondary School will get 200 bicycles, Orlando High School will get 150 bicycles, Jabulile Secondary School will be receiving 350 bicycles and Bona Comprehensive School will get 300 bicycles.

Qhubeka partners work to match the funds made available by Johannesburg to double the number of bicycles that can be distributed.

Half of the bicycle funding for these 1 050 bicycles came from the City and the remaining funds have been raised by Qhubeka’s donors and fundraisers:

Parks Cycling Club (PCC), Illovo Cycling Group, Barry Crouch and friends, Alison Gayler, Jeandre Fourie and friends, and the group of 2018 Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge campaign riders who chose to race for Qhubeka. gathered that since starting to work with Johannesburg, Qhubeka handed out over 3 000 bicycles.

Tsatsi Phaweni, Qhubeka Executive Director, explained where the bicycles went:

“Over 2500 of them have gone to schoolchildren in learn-to-earn programmes, helping them to get to and from school more easily and regularly."
"More than 500 have been distributed to the Community Policing Forum volunteers to help them patrol more effectively and to improve visible policing, and the remainder has been distributed to healthcare workers and other community service volunteers and people in Qhubeka craft programmes who have worked to earn them.”

Good on these guys for working so hard to make positive differences in people's lives.

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