Village Bicycle Mission to produce almost 500 bikes to West African college students

The nonprofit was created 25 years in the past with a mission to convey sustainable and inexpensive transportation to West African college students, laborers and healthcare employees.

Village Bicycle Mission Govt Director Joshua Poppel is predicated in Utah however says the group has operations throughout the globe.

“Now we have companions all around the world that we work with. So we’ll work with teams in Washington, D.C. and Chicago and Boston,” he stated. “And within the UK is the place we type of function domestically. After which we’ve the crew in Ghana and a crew in Sierra Leone which might be there to obtain the bikes and distribute them.”

He says each few weeks the Bicycle Mission sends a transport container with round 500 bikes to Ghana and Sierra Leone, a complete of over 20,000 bikes a yr.

“We’ll often exit to a neighborhood with about 100 bikes and spend a pair hours with every new bike recipient in order that once they’re receiving the bike, they study the fundamentals of tips on how to maintain it, tips on how to repair a flat tire, and in addition once they would possibly must take it to an area restore to get it mounted if one thing’s incorrect.”

Poppel says the undertaking is about 100 bikes in need of filling Utah’s transport container and is asking Park Metropolis and Utah residents for assist.

Locals can drop off bikes, components, instruments and biking garments tomorrow on the Canyons Village Cabriolet car parking zone through the drive from 9 to 1.

The group requests a $25 donation with every bike, to pay for transport and operational prices.

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