Pedals 4 Hope is a creative project that aims to alleviates poverty and social injustice in Africa. With the simple gift of a bicycle, families can enhance their standard of living dramatically, especially those in marginalized impoverished communities.
Pedals 4 Hope aims to move people forward with bicycles in Africa.
A bicycle is a tool that helps people to travel faster and further, to generate income and to carry more. In the face of extreme and persistent poverty, bicycles can change lives by helping to address socioeconomic challenges at the most basic level – helping people to get where they need to go.
How can a bike change a life?
bicycles make it easier for schoolchildren to get to and from school, helping to improve their attendance and performance.
Children, their teachers, and coaches use bicycles to access school and sports activities, encouraging health and saving them time.
bicycles help schoolchildren to get healthier while going to school.
Children and their families use bicycles to explore places and to share experiences with others, building economic opportunities for tourism micro businesses.
FOR A CHILD WALKING TO SCHOOL DAILY, A BICYCLE:
Dramatically reduces travel time to school
Increases on-time arrival
Improves academic performance
Iyilik Denizi is committed to working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our work contributes towards the following goals:
1 NO POVERTY:
Bicycles can help to address persistent poverty by helping people to get where they need to go, whether it is a place of education or a job interview, as well as enabling people to start and run bicycle-based micro-enterprises.
3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING:
Riding a bicycle can help improve health and fitness.
4 QUALITY EDUCATION:
One of the major hurdles to accessing education in Africa is the lack of personal transport. Bicycles help people to get to and from schools, colleges, libraries, and study groups.
5 GENDER EQUALITY:
Iyilik Denizi works to overcome stigmas around girls and women riding bicycles in Africa. By sensitizing communities and providing bicycles and opportunities to girls and women, we work towards greater gender equality.
13 CLIMATE ACTION:
Bicycles are an environmentally friendly mode of transport. Iyilik Denizi’s various eco programs also encourage education about and action against climate change.
17 PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS:
Pedals 4 Hope is built on partnerships. By collaborating with individuals, organizations, and communities across the civil, private, and public sectors, we can change more lives with bicycles together.