Starting a B4H Chapter in Africa
Today, we have over 400 requests from community leaders in Africa asking us to support them by sending a container of bikes. We would love to, but we simply do not have the resources and the number of chapters needed to make this happen. In addition to B4H, there are many great organizations that collect bikes, but it is equally easy for anyone in the developing world to reach out to school's, church's, civic groups and cycling clubs to possible partner with them.
To get a container of bikes to you, it takes a team in the developed world willing to collect the bikes, organize the shipping and help cover the cost. These are big projects andthe teams in the developed world have expectations , they want accountability, they need a steady flow of communication toshow their team and donors that they made a difference and they want to be able to work with you and your community in the future.
The Bicycle Empowerment Cenre management program will teach you what needs to happen in the developed world, the support they require and how you can effectively manage a BEC, Bicycle Empowerment Centre in your community while empowering all with the gift of mobility. We have developed a process in how to find potential partners, how to assist them and how to together make a lasting difference.
Before we will work with any group in the developing world, we expect them to have taken and successfully completed the B4H course.
Bicycles for Humanity empowers people in the developing world by transferring skills to them that enable them to create opportunity for themselves.