January 12 – Thank you Denuse D. for arranging to donate 10 used bikes from the Brookline, MA area. We look forward to working with you again.
B4H Boston’s second container has arrived in Ramotswa, Botswana. Distribution has begun!
B4H Boston’s second container packed with 530+ bikes and bike parts and headed to Ramotswa, Botswana! Thank you to all donors, volunteers, and LSRHS for making this project so successful!
Thanks to Lincoln Sudbury Sports Boosters for donating 21 used bikes to Botswana.
Bedford Drive Collects 52 Bikes and $130 in Donations!
Thanks to Elizabeth N. and her family and the Bedford community for a very successful collection of 52 bikes and $130 in donations.
-Gayle C. for your and your brother’s donation of 33 bikes!
-Dawn Tyler for donating $150 on behalf of her brother, Brian Theyel. A great way to honor an avid cyclist and give back!
-Dartmouth Bikes again for a great contribution of 31 bikes!
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Manchester Essex Bike Drive Collects 97 Bikes!
The Global Issues class from Manchester Essex High School did an incredible job organizing a hugely successful bike drive in early April. Thank you to the Manchester Essex community for an amazing donation of 97 bikes (a new single day record!). Students did an awesome job prepping bikes for shipping. Thank you to all who participated!
Bicycles, cycling jerseys and helmets to Mogobane Junior Secondary School
Yet another donation of bicycles, cycling jerseys and helmets to Mogobane Junior Secondary School in the south east district. This will go a long way in assisting students who walk a long distance to and from school. The Deputy Chairperson of South East District handed over the donation to the school head and the are councillor. An agreement was made with the school management to establish a cycling club in the school.
Plymouth’s Dream Ride Rally Donates 89 Bikes
After completing a week long 600 mile bicycle ride from Washington D.C. to Plymouth, MA, organizers and community members came out to support their school system for an afternoon of activities. The Plymouth community also donated 89 bikes to help other school systems in Botswana, providing students with mobility, thereby reducing their daily school commutes – this meaningful contribution will save several miles per student each day. (See Community Section for links and photos)
Bicycles being distributed to kids in Africa
Bicycles being presented at the Lesilakgokong village and Kubung primary school for local kids. David Lebalelo has done a great job organizing these events and collaborating with BIRRO and the Ministry of Transportation and Communication to get kids on bikes.
David: “Not only will the bikes provide mobility but also develop the interest of cycling as a sport to disadvantaged communities in the country. These kids walk long distance to and from school. It will provide mobility to and from schools. These kids have right to education too, they hardly go to school because of the distance. Close monitoring will be done to make sure that the bikes are always in good condition.”
Boston’s Second Container is Underway!
Thank you to Elizabeth, her husband Sergei and their daughters for their Bedford MA bike drive. Their great family and community effort will help fill a big portion of the next container heading to Botswana. (See Community for more info)
Boston Container 1 reaches Africa
Thanks to WMCT-TV for covering our story!
Boston Globe Article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/west/2015/12/31/sudbury-brothers-sending-bikes-botswana/zzIVyvnskXHvNuZofdyxsL/story.html
B4H Boston’s first container sent to Ramotswa, Botswana! Thanks to all who made this project possible!
NPR (Boston’s WBURNews Radio) Interview with Reed Findlay