“Now I have my bicycle, my school performance is very good...”
Halimatou says. “I want to be a teacher. People teach me and I want to teach others, so that what I have they can also have.” Thanks to her new Re~Cycle bike, Halimatou almost never misses school, her grades have risen and her horizons have expanded.
Help us give more children an education. Donate your old bike at your nearest drop-off location.
How and where to donate a bike
The need for bicycles in Africa
Transport and development go hand-in-hand. Virtually everything traded, must be transported, and almost everyone needs wheels to get to work or school. Simple, affordable transport generates income opportunities in developing countries, as well as saving lots of time and back-breaking work.
In Britain, millions of bikes are thrown away or lie unused in sheds, whilst many people in Africa have no access to transport of any kind. People spend hours each day walking to collect water, firewood or to access health care, school and employment. A bicycle lightens this burden and dramatically improves their wellbeing as well as work and education opportunities helping to bring social change. A bicycle cuts travel time to a fraction and can carry passengers and heavy loads. Bikes give families the extra time to earn, learn and enjoy life.
Thanks to a recent grant from the E D Charitable Trust we’re helping our project partners in The Gambia to build a new bicycle workshop. During 2016 we’ll also source and send 900 bikes from the UK and provide bike mechanic and business training.
The purpose of this role is to lead on the implementation and development of Re~Cycle's fundraising strategy and grow the organisation's income significantly.