HuD Afrika is a humanitarian organization with the primary goal of serving the interest of the poor and the vulnerable from all walks of life in partnership with development minded forces, while constantly seeking innovative approaches to responding to the dynamics of human development. The project is run in collaboration with the Bosomtwe District Education Directorate of Ghana Education Services.
As part of our objectives to ease access to education for school children in rural communities, HuD Afrika partnered with the Village Bicycles Project of USA to support school children with quality used bicycles at highly subsidized cost. This project aims at offering high quality used bicycles at subsidized prices to school children in primary and junior high schools of rural communities around Lake Bosomtwe in Ashanti region of Ghana. The bicycle project activities involves:
- Community sensitization
- Workshops on bicycle mechanics
- Bicycle Distribution, and
- Sustainability visits
The programme begins with community sensitization and participant registration.
There are technical workshops run to develop the capacity of the bicycle beneficiaries to be able to care, maintain and carry out minor repairs on the bikes. All beneficiaries learn how to fix punctures, service the chain, fix pedals and general care for the bicycles. As a rule, all bicycle beneficiaries go through the workshop before a bicycle is given finally distributed as part of the workshop graduation ceremony.
The bicycle distribution to the graduates of the bicycle workshop is only part of the process but not an end in itself. Below is a graduation class and after this session the students take a ride home.
After the ceremony the student ride home as proud owners of quality bicycle and the sustainability visits by the HuD Afrika continues. Please click on the icon below and ride home with the students who through this Bicycle Project have improved access to education.