BIG Better Awards: Bikes4Africa
Many African children live in remote communities, a long way from their nearest school. Without reliable, affordable, motorised transport the only way these children can get to school is to walk. In searing heat, their journey to education on foot is a daily epic mission.
Having a bicycle makes a world of difference for these children, and for their families and communities too.
• get to school, and arrive on time, instead of late
• begin the school day alert, instead of exhausted
• stay for extra lessons at the end of the school day
• remain safe by travelling home from school in daylight
• reach higher academic achievement
The number of students at rural schools in The Gambia who gained 5 or more credits [entry requirement for university] has more than doubled as a direct result of the bicycles. Also, students at rural schools are achieving Aggregate Scores of 6 [TOP MARKS] for the first time in the country’s history.
bikes4Africa ships bikes to Africa every two months, the bikes need to meet certain specs as to be sure that they’re safe and come with a £10 donation to cover the shipping costs.
If you’d like to donate a bicycle and click here.
Go to our Facebook website to vote for bikes4Africa if you think they deserve a €10K worth campaign by the creative team behind the Better Awards.