Flavio Chan


Born in Brazil and based in Montreal, Flavio is a graphic designer since 1998. It was his passion for bikes and his desire to help others that made him discover Bicycles for Humanity, where he works as a volunteer graphic designer since 2011. Now he's part of the Be Positive team and is responsible for marketing and communications. He believes well-intentioned people can change the world and will continue to work to be one of them.


flavio@be-positive.org

Be Positive University  was founded by  the team that founded Bicycles for Humanity as a way to begin to  help  all develop the skills to not only grow and support the flow of bikes to  the developing world,  but to assist all with access to   better education , healthcare and opportunity. We understand that  achieving success in any field  takes effort and determination. For those that     put the effort in building and  delivering the  programs  and  others  that successfully complete   the  respective course, a global support network  is there to mentor and   empower all to a better life. 

Over many years of business development and experience in Africa, the founders recognized that for Africans to be successful a model was required that would empower them so that they could take charge of their own well being.  Sending money is not the answer, rolling up your sleeves and working closely with the people of the developing world, who understand  how things work here is the answer.  It's not easy, new skills need to be learned by all, but when it comes together, it is powerful and good for all.

Bicycles for Humanity  is about providing the gift of mobility to so  many in need and then helping to deliver  the skills to  create great teams to manage our  expanding network of BEC's, Bicycle Empowerment Centres and SEC's, Skills Empowerment Centres  across Africa and to empower all in their communities. We are a volunteer  led movement globally  and we always will be, our people are our strength and  as a movement we are happy to share our model and skills with all. Together, we can not  only make a difference with the gift of mobility, but also in many  other areas of education, healthcare and opportunity.  There are many great organizations  collecting  bikes globally and   they all struggle with  finding and  building strong relationships with  developing world partners and communities. This program is intended to  assist  any and every person with every organization globally  who believes that the gift of mobility a bicycle provides  can make a difference.

Pat Montani Founder

Pat is a serial technology entrepreneur with several very successful ventures in telecommunications and multi-media. Pat was a founder of IP V Gateways Inc., the world's Foremost Video Security & Transport Performance Expert company, which was acquired by Strategic Products and Services in 2015 and several other successful high tech companies in telecommunications and multi-media. Pat founded Bicycles for Humanity (www.bicycles-for-humanity.org) which has delivered a total of over 155,000 bicycles, to 13 countries, in sub-Saharan Africa and trained technicians to maintain the Bicycles. Built on this base, local communities have built self-sustained, local businesses maintaining and selling bicycles. This experience has provided Pat with tremendous insight into how to empower the people of rural Africa. At our core

Be-Positive and  B4H are  grassroots and it always will be.  
pat@be-positive.org
+1(604) 902-3452
skype patwhistler

www.be-positive.org

Our purpose is to provide sustainable profit oriented opportunities  to all  infected with HIV , while empowering them to    educate and   and Inspire  a generation    to  believe they can   do the same here.