2 May 2017
Qhubeka’s School Mobility Programme gives children the means to get to school and ‘to move forward’ in life.
Qhubeka ensured that the 250 bicycles and spare part set-up kits were ready in time. According to Sarah Phaweni, Qhubeka’s Executive Director, 'Our bicycles will not only give these learners a means of getting to school but will also help to save time on their commute which they can in turn use to study, help with chores or even play with friends. We are always excited to partner with other organisations wanting to create a better life for South Africa’s children and are therefore really proud of our association with Children in the Wilderness which has enabled this delivery of bicycles'.
Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means ‘to move forward’ or ‘to progress’, with transport being a fundamental element of development. Most of Africa’s rural population has no access to transport and people have to walk long distances to receive education, healthcare and community services. Rural schoolchildren are particularly badly affected by lack of mobility. Having a bicycle helps to change lives by increasing the distance people can travel, what they can carry, where they can go and how fast they can get there.
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