As the founder of the global Bicycles for Humanity movement and having worked with our 60 chapters and all of the other great organizations that collect bikesand deliver them to the developing world, I kept hearing the same problems talked about time and again. Everyone was struggling trying to find partners in the developing worldthat understood the process and would providethe necessary accountability and support material needed to keep donors , their boards and volunteers happy. Over the last 15 years I received over 500 requests from groups globally asking me to just send bikes to them and those asking had no idea how the process worked or what was really invovled. In short, everyone struggles with gaining the shared knowledge needed to expand and grow the repurposing of bikes to the developed world. If the people of the developing world had the skills and the knowledge, than it makes it far easier for them to attract new partners and to work with them to make it happen.
Bicycles for Humanity got it's start like so many other great organizations collecting bikes in the developed world, and it has now shifted it's focus to the developing world to help the people there understand what is invovledin getting bikes and and working effectively with partners who send bikes. This course and our other bicycle related course' are intended to help everyone not only gain a better understanding of how it all works, but more importantly, how to create added value and opportunity in their respective communities.
The Bicycle Empowerment Centre Management Course is beneficial to anyone who is thinking of starting or growing a bicycle initiative anywhere in the world. This program will not only teach you how to manage a centre, but more importantly, how to work effectively with groups that send bikes today, plus help you build a new network of partners globally thatwill organize, collect bikes and send them to you. It is very important to understand the process from all sides and to know what donors expect and how to best work with them. We will also teach you how to reach out to new groups . This Course will be broken down into a number of sub categories.
Bicycle Empowerment Centre Management Course