Qhubeka uses the funds you help us raise to fund bicycles for recipients in their work-to-earn programmes.
Through long-term partnerships with Qhubeka’s implementation partners, people are able to earn bicycles through programs in return for activities like bartering recyclable waste, cultivating indigenous trees, or improving academic performance.
Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to progress”, “to move forward”. Qhubeka is a global non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing education, health and economic opportunities by providing simple, sustainable transportation with bicycles.
Change lives with bicycles everytime you book a trip with Thomson Bike Tours.
School children earn Qhubeka Bicycles by committing to improve their school attendance. Bicycles make it easier and faster to get to school.
Adults earn Qhubeka Bicycles in many ways, from growing trees to recycling waste, making crafts or servicing bicycles.
Team Dimension Data For Qhubeka
Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka believes that #BicyclesChangeLives too. Qhubeka isn’t an afterthought, it is the reason they clip in and ride, the incentive to go out and train, and their motivation to win races.
The Qhubeka project remains at the core of the team setup and the very reason why the team exists. To provide a platform for awareness about Qhubeka and garner international support for the project, so that they may continue to mobilise the African people, giving the team a greater sense of purpose
For School Children
Bicycles are an effective way to address the needs of school children in South Africa.
12 million of the country’s 16 million school-going children walk to and from school and 500 000 of these walk more than two hours to school and two hours back. With a Qhubeka Bicycle, a child’s commute time is reduced by up to 75%.
In Africa, a lack of access to transport means that people have to walk long distances to get to jobs, clinics, shops and opportunities.
With a bicycle, people can travel four times faster than if they were walking. A bicycle also increases a person’s carrying capacity by five times and saves people money they would otherwise have had to spend on public transport.
Bicycles make it easier for people to get to where they need to be.