BICYCLES FOR PUPILS UGANDA
Since 1991, Jugendhilfe Ostafrika (Youth Care East Africa) has been working to mobilise Uganda with sturdy, bush-ready bicycles. After all, what benefit is a school if it is lo-cated a two-hour walk from the village? The way to school is unsafe and arduous. Time needed for learning is wasted and frequent absences undermine school success.
Therefore in 2022, we are sponsoring 100 bicycles for pupils of the Bright Future Secondary School in Kitimbwa (Kayunga District). The selection process is carried out by the local project partner Bicycle Sponsorship Project and Workshop. BSWP knows the conditions of the surrounding area and the inhabitants very well. BSWP procures the bikes, assembles them in its workshop and stocks spare parts. Each bike comes with a briefing on proper handling, maintenance and repair.
A bicycle is a valuable possession and will also be of great use to the owner in many ways. Uganda is one of the world's poorest countries and for a large part of the population, a bike is simply unaffordable. Every bicycle brings relief and enables development - in school and beyond!