This is Basirika Anitah from Country Side Secondary School in Iganga, Uganda. Students from several schools in Uganda and Kenya have been writing essays about the impact of a bicycle on their lives. Basirika wrote: “A bicycle is another teacher. A school without a teacher is like a home without a bicycle, because a student can’t understand without a teacher in class and even a student form very far can’t reach school earlier without a bicycle.”
More information about the Bike4School programme of CooP-Africa.
Brian, a young man from Kisumu, Kenia, is making his money by selling fresh fruit juices. "I used to sell the juices on foot while I was carrying a small cooler. Recently I bought a tricycle on credit at the Cycling Blue Workshop. With this pimped tricycle I now sell four times as much as before, since I can carry more juices. Because I am more mobile now I can be at strategic places at the right time." You can find him at lunch hours near the offices and when the schools are closing near the schools.
"Through CooP-Africa I got the opportunity to buy this tricycle for waste collection. Now I can collect double as mucht waste as before. Thanks to that also my income doubled!" Click here for more information about the Bike2Clean project in which Dickons takes part.