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Dorothey proud of photo book

30 July 2013

B4S book

Dorothey Aoko Odhiambo is one of the students that appears in the recently released Bike4School photo book. A copy of the book was handed to her, and she is very proud to be appearing in the book. The book shows photos and pieces of handwritten essays by students from Kenya and Uganda who go to school on their bicycles. Dorothey's wrote: "It make students to have enough time for studies and it also reduce absenteesm in students. This is because students have easy means to go to school and whether they wake up late, they will be encouraged to go to school because they have a quicker means of transport. Again, the money they could use for transport can now be given as pocket money and therefore, they get encouraged and perform better."

Read Dorothey's story and the story or others in the Bike4School photo book. The book can be purchased by sending € 19.95 to CooP-Africa, via account NL68 SNSB 0906146356 stating "Bike4School book" together with the address which it is to be sent (for addresses outside the Netherlands, pls contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it first.) With the proceeds of the book, CooP-Africa can run the Bike4School programme. The Bike4School programme enables students and teachers to get a bicycle that they pay off in installments. As a result, children have enough energy to get good grades. And with school diploma they have a better future. Go to the project page for more information about this Bike4School programme in Kenya. Click here to donate a bike to a student in Kenya.

Bike4School bicycles given out in Uganda

27 July 2013

Bike4School

Students and teachers in Uganda are now benefiting from the Bike4School programme. At different schools in Uganda Bike4School is rolled out. Students who apply for a bicycle receive a training in bicycle maintenance to ensure that they are able to keep their bicycle in good riding condition. Fundraising for this Bike4School project is ongoing: Click here to donate a bike to a student in Uganda. Go to the project page for more information about this Bike4School programme in Uganda.

Successful bicycle sales Delft

25 July 2013

Delft

This year, the Student Union of the Delft University of Technology celebrates her five year anniversary. As part of the anniversary events, the students organised an event on the Market in Delft. More than 250 bicycles were collected there, refurbished and sold. In addition, they organised wine tasting and a canal tour. From all these events the proceeds go to CooP-Africa. Students of Delft University of Technology support the development of the bicycle workshop in Kenya, under the Bike4Work projects.

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