Qhubeka has seen that time and time again, when people earn bicycles through one of our projects, it gives them access to transport, mobility and economic opportunities that may have been previously out of reach. That is why Qhubeka is asking people to ride the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge for Qhubeka to RIDE FOR A PURPOSE, to help us change more lives with bicycles.
Qhubeka’s goal is to uplift African communities by providing access to bicycles in return for community involvement, environmental projects and improvement of academic results. By growing indigenous trees from seed, collecting recyclable materials or improving their marks at school, community members can earn a Qhubeka Buffalo Bicycle.
Qhubeka is asking South Africans to help raise awareness and funds for Qhubeka by either choosing to ride the 94.7 for us, making a donation, or by spreading the word and encouraging others to support us.
Qhubeka is a Nguni (Zulu, Xhosa) word that means “to carry on”, “to progress”, “to move forward”.
Qhubeka helps people move forward and progress by giving bicycles in return for work done to improve communities, the environment or academic results. Having a bicycle changes lives by increasing the distance a person can travel, what they can carry, where they can go and how fast they can get there.
Fast Facts about Qhubeka:
More than 40 000 bikes have been distributed by Qhubeka since 2005.
A child’s commute time to school is reduced by up to 75% with a bicycle.
A bicycle increases a person’s carrying capacity by five times.
Healthcare workers can visit more than double the amount of patients per day with a bicycle.
Marks improve by an average of 25% for children who ride a bicycle to school.
Schools where children ride bicycles see attendance rates rise by 18% on average.
For more information: visit www.qhubeka.org, email Raeleen@qhubeka.org or call +27(0) 11 467 8726.