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Student Projects always welcome!

September 2020 – Many thanks to Joey Gordon for sharing her project photographs with us. Joey is a 2nd year Visual Communication Design Student at Red and Yellow Creative School of Business in Cape Town. The brief of the project entailed Joey to document the story of a South African Company/Organisation building a better future. Thank you for choosing BEN as your project Joey. We hope you receive top marks!

PSTP distributes the last of the 400 bicycles for 2019/2020. More to continue……

Beautiful day for a bicycle distribution. Today we were in the Overberg District distributing 14 bicycles into Boontjieskraal Primary School and 7 bicycles to the Shaw’s Pass pig farmers in Caledon. This is part of the Provincial Sustainable Transport Programme partnered with Western Cape Department of Transport and Public WorksPedal Power Association and Qhubeka CharityPremier Alan Winde Bonginkosi Madikizela Boontjieskraal primary No distribution is complete without bicycle safety training.#Elsenberg #FarmerSupportandDevelopment #overberg #farmers

Thank you to First Ascent and CapeStorm

A HUGE shout out to thank FIRST ASCENT and CAPESTORM for the amazing donation of cycling shirts to BEN. We will be handing them out to all beneficiaries who receive bicycles. One under-estimates the excitement and joy of receiving such a special “gift”!  Thank you for making this possible. Your kind donation is much appreciated!

Thank you Trail Angels

25 August 2020 – Thank you Nikki Haywood from Trail Angels for the generous donation of 4 bicycles to BEN. We have selected a woman’s empowerment group in Grabouw to receive the bicycles.
If anyone would like to donate their “previously loved” bicycles to BEN, we will find homes for them – and improve mobility through the use of a bicycle. Contact BEN on 021 7884174 or info@benbikes.org.za

Wesbank Secondary School in Malmesbury receive 10 Bicycles on PSTP

20 August 2020 – Wesbank Secondary School is the next school in the Swartland to receive 10 bicycles today. Mr Klasse proudly welcomed the bicycles to his school on the Provincial Sustainable Transport Programme (PSTP). These bicycles will be given to selected individual scholars on the Scholar Mobility Project. Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works Pedal Power Association Qhubeka Charity Bike4All Premier Alan Winde Bonginkosi Madikizela

Skoonspruit Secondary School in Malmesbury receive 10 Bicycles on PSTP

Swartland bicycle distributions have begun today. Mr Stewe from Skoonspruit Secondary School proudly welcomed 10 bicycles to his school on the Provincial Sustainable Transport Programme (PSTP). These bicycles will be given to selected individual scholars on the Scholar Mobility Project. Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works Pedal Power Association Qhubeka Charity Bike4All Premier Alan Winde Bonginkosi Madikizela

Herberg Children’s Home in Robertson receives 50 bicycles

BEN and Rotary Club Stellenbosch (Derek Moss) proudly partnered to sponsor 20 bicycles to the Herberg Children’s Home in Robertson.

The Herberg employs 29 members of staff. The Management team consists of the principal, three social workers, bookkeeper/promotions manager and a senior child care worker.

The Herberg Children’s Home was started during the flu epidemic of 1918. These orphans were cared for in an ordinary home. This home was replaced by The Herberg Children’s Home and was housed in the Old Herberg, currently a block of flats. The new buildings were first occupied during 1980.

They currently have 122 boys and girls who are accommodated in 7 housing units. Fourteen children between the ages of 6 to 18 are cared for in the units for children that are of school going age. The pre-school section accommodates the babies and little ones from birth until they are about six years old.

It was with great pleasure for us to aid the children with the happiness of a bicycle.  Please watch the safety training video and cycle safely.

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