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 ~

Bicycles for Humanity Way

When we began, our goal was to provide the gift of mobility a bicycle can deliver to community health workers in need of the gift of mobility.  We believed that a new model of development was  needed, grassroots development, where there was no  central staff, overhead or administration of any kind.  Before we knew it many others wanted to join this model and so the  Bicycles for Humanity  Global Movement was born.  Today, 14 years later, we continue to grow with inspired  volunteers   taking their  chapter in whatever direction inspires them.

As our   chapter team reached out globally, partnering and establishing new BEC's or Bicycle Empowerment Centres across all of Africa, again, we counted on a grassroots model to  establish and grow the centres and as   teams from both worlds worked together, even greater opportunity flowed to all. Our core programs  are focused on helping   people in he developed owrld    learn the skills to  manage Bicycle Empowerment Centres and then to  teach groups in the developed  world the process of collecting and sending bikes, plus what to expect from their partners they ship to.

The more we    worked together, our partners  were continually asking for  access t o better education , healthcare and opportunity for their people.  Schools have  few books and teachers were not paid, plus it was real skills that were needed and so we created the B4H Cycling Academy to not only  teach all how to  join our program, but the   skills that   were needed  that they could share with their  community.

BEC's, Bicycle Empowerment Centers and SEC's Skills Empowerment Centers  fit together and   we hope our partners  continue to expand    the programs, with the goal of having  thousands of BEC's and SEC's across all of the developing world.

Sharing ideas, working together,  inspiring others, making a difference and in doing so, hopefully making the world a better place is who we are as a movement and  we welcome everyone to join  us on this simple journey of change and empowerment.

Humanity Rocks  the global B4H Team.