African Partners

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Re~Cycle's trusted partners in Africa demonstrate a community-centric approach, and an exceptional understanding of bike project implementation.

They deliver the projects on the ground, refurbishing, maintaining and distributing bikes.

Partners vary in approach, offering credit, government subsidies, running workshops to teach cycle repair, bike maintenance skills, and offer courses in safe riding.

These are the partners that Re~Cycle provides with bicycles, parts, tools and training.

African Partners

Glad's House is a charity that aims to help street children return to a ‘normal’ way of life. The charity aims to get as many of the children and young people back into full time education or onto apprenticeship schemes. The bicycle project - Glad's House Bikes, has been established to repair and distribute reasonably priced, good quality bicycles to the local community.

Kaloko Trust in Zambia - Shiyenge who rides to school

The Kaloko Trust is a UK-based charity which works to relieve poverty and raise livelihoods in rural communities in Zambia, southern Africa. It does this by helping to develop local agriculture and income generation, through self-help programmes, and by encouraging the environmentally sustainable use of natural resources. Kaloko Trust also works to advance education and promote healthcare in rural communities through improving access to schools, health clinics and clean drinking water.

VBP Baby and mum training bike repair, Ghana

Their main objective is bike mechanic training and getting bicycle tools into the country, where they provide training to the end users, with a focus on women. To start with, they were selling tools below cost price to stimulate the market, but have had such success that they're now selling wholesale. The local mechanics that help deliver the training get discounted tools.

Women mechanics trained in South Africa

The Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) was launched in Cape Town on 7 February 2002. BEN promotes the use of bicycles in order to address low-cost mobility, health and access to opportunity, employment, skills and education.

Nimibian women on a bicycle

BEN Namibia have a major focus on providing bikes to AIDS/HIV outreach workers. They have established 31 outreach Bicycle Empowerment Centre projects (BEC) utilising used shipping containers shipped full of bikes that have been delivered to outlying areas.

Wonder Years Centre of Excellence

WYCE provides education, healthcare and sustainable livelihoods to enable Gambians to make a better future for themselves. Working with Re~Cycle, we have established and equipped a working bike workshop in a shipping container. It is our intention to establish a centre of excellence for the training of bike mechanics.