Our team is still on cloud nine after an epic three days on Premier Alan Winde‘s Cycle Tour, during which Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) , Pedal Power Association , and Qhubeka Charity assisted the Western Cape Government in presenting 100 bicycles to Neighborhood Watch projects across the West Coast! Our CEO, Timothy Scott Mosdell is still beaming after 3 fun days on the road with an amazing group of cycling advocates!
We had the absolute pleasure of distributing 18 bicycles to Heaven’s Nest children’s home in Ottery today. Heaven’s Nest mission is to try to alleviate the plight of such children, by providing nurturing care and building self-confidence so that they can be reintegrated into the wider community, free from stigmatisation. To break the cycle of abandonment, abuse and neglect by empowering them to become healthy, happy and well-adjusted adults. This is part of the PSTP bicycle Distribution run by the Western Cape Government – Transport and Public Works, Cape Town in partnership with BEN, Pedal Power Association, Qhubeka Charity and Bike4All.
10 Bicycles were distributed to the Lamberts Bay CPF on Friday 20 November 2021. These bicycles were handed over through the Western Cape Government – Transport and Public Works, Cape Town Provincial Sustainable Transport Programme in joint partnerships with BEN, Pedal Power Association Qhubeka Charity Bike4All and Rooibos2Muisbos. Community Policing is a strategy aimed at achieving more effective crime control, reducing fears of crime, improving quality of life, and improving police service and legitimacy. These goals are achieved through a proactive reliance on community resources, seeking to improve crime causing conditions.
MEC Daylin Mitchell, Head of Western Cape Government Transport and Public Works was present to handover 20 bicycles to Grassy Park Baptist Church on Wednesday, 12th November 2021. This is part of the Provincial Sustainable Transport Programme that was initiated by the Department of Transport and Public Works to support the development and implementation of sustainable transport systems in the Western Cape, together with the Mobility Consortium consisting of Pedal Power Association, Qhubeka and Bicycling Empowerment Network.
Today is an exciting day at BEN as we welcome the Re~Cycle container of used bicycles from the UK.
Bicycles offer people a route out of poverty and a means to improve their lives, giving them opportunities to travel to work and school. They are surprisingly adaptable, and can be used to carry goods – giving small scale traders the opportunity to reach customers further afield, or deliver food to the communities. Every bike or bike part shipped to South Africa transform lives and communities.