Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
"In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete.That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called." ~ Buckminster Fuller ~
The founders of Bicycles for Humanity are entrepreneurs first and believe that with the right skills, anything is possible. We also believe that it is important for all to give back to their communities, empowering others and together making a difference. This site will provide you with a tremendous resource to not only learn new skills, but ones that will benefit everyone in your community. If you are interested in an a Skills Empowerment Centre, then we will teach you what is important and show you how you can reach out to the global cycling community to gain support.
Bicycles for Humanity does this by providing a model and a process that has proven extremely effective in the globally connected world. The model and process enables everyone to unleash their social and entrepreneurial spirit and initiative to pursue their dreams. Our goal is to inspire everyone to build profitable, sustainable business's while giving back to society. Today, some 10 million good bicycles each year end up in landfills and a handfull of great organiations rescue about 25,000 of these bikes for delivery to the developing world, when the number should be millions. We realized that to grow the number of bikes, the key was education, groups in Africa wanting bikes needed better skills to work with chapter teams here. Groups here needed access to partners they could count on and we all needed a way to more efficiently work together. In Africa today, there are many great teams and community bike projects needing bikes, they have the resources ,but not the network with the skills to make this happen. Weunderstand the skills needed to build programs from the start with no money. The learning programs on thissite are focused on helping anyone in the developing world move forward, building great programs for their communities and opportunity for themselves.
Rewarding and celebrating social entrepreneurs and people who want to make a difference is what Bicycles for Humanity and it's global team are all about. Together we can make a difference in an accountable, efficient, socially responsible and exciting way, while increasing the number of bikes going to Africa into the millions each year.
B4H Cycling Academy delivers programs that teach skills that create opportunity for a better life. If you are interested in a Bicycle Empowerment Centre for your community,, 500 bikes or a Skills Empowerment Centre, 12 high end bikes, for your team, then the courses to teach you how to make this happen are all here. Our online testing module ensures that the student has learned the skills needed and we accredit them after they have passed our various programs. We believe this accountable inspired entrepreneuraial model will scale globally providing millions with access to bicycles, opportunity and a better life.
Bicycles for Humanity, it's sister program iEmpowerment and Ekokwa.com are all focused on helping the poorest and most marginalized gain a better life and access to opportunity. In a developing world, where it is costly to borrow money, where fee have assett's that a bank will hold, we will show you how to use our internet based apps to create added value and opportunity for yourself and your team. We will also show you how to find a partner to support your community with a container of bikes, or a BEC, Bicycle Empowerment Centre, or a pallet of 10 to 15 we call a SEC, Skills Empowerment Centre.