The Sligo Branch of Rotary Ireland are continuing their Bikes for Africa initiative again this Summer. Sligo County Council and Connaught Ulster WERLA are delighted to work in conjunction with Rotary Ireland on this worthwhile project.
Bikes for Africa Initiative
School Bikes Africa - Rotary Ireland
Help change the lives of children living in The Gambia and find a new home for your previously loved bike.
Please contact Sligo County Council on 071 911 1111 to arrange drop-off during August and September.
STRONG STURDY BIKES THAT CAN WITHSTAND ROUGH TERRAIN
BIKES TO SUIT BOTH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY LEVEL STUDENTS
MINIMUM 24 INCH WHEEL SIZE CAN BE ACCEPTED
MOUNTAIN BIKE TYRES ONLY
BIKES IN REASONABLE REPAIR
DONATE UNWANTED BIKES
Make a difference to a student’s life today
Children in Africa often have to travel 10km or more to get to school and back in a day and doing this on foot in extreme heat can be difficult at best.
The School Bikes Africa project collects unwanted bikes from across Ireland, delivers them to Loughan House and Shelton Abbey open prisons where the prisoners refurbish the bikes. They are then shipped to Africa and distributed to school children giving them the chance of a better future. To date Rotary Ireland have delivered over 4000 bikes and therefore helped over 4000 children get to school each day, but our work is far from done. We would urge you to GET INVOLVED and help to transform the lives of these children.
While providing these children with bikes for school, we are also helping those much closer to home. The prisoners at Loughan House and Shelton Abbey are also getting a chance of an education as the School Bikes for Africa project allows them to study for a City and Guilds /FETAC Bike Mechanic’s course which helps with their rehabilitation back into society and their job prospects.
Finally, the environmental impact of recycling these unwanted bikes is another added benefit of this project.