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Students develop action plan for Pedi-Teksi

10 March 2014

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In December / January, four students from Delft University of Technology (Miriam, Jibbe, Gerbera and Martijn) worked on an action plan for implementation of the Pedicab (called Pedi - Teksi) in Kisumu. Their task was to identify what actions the local staff must take from the moment the bicycle taxis arrive in Kisumu until they actually go on the road. The students about their activities: "The Pedi-Teksi is a pedicab which is supported by an electric motor charged by solar energy, this new and sustainable way of transportation is a very good alternative to the tuktuk, which is very polluting and makes a lot of noise. We had never been in Kisumu Kenya before, so the whole public transport system was new to us. By interviewing tuktuk drivers we learned a lot about the traffic in Kisumu. We made a plan how the pedicab can be operating as taxi service. Since this type of bicycle taxi is a new concept in Kenya it needs to be promoted among locals. We did research on local advertisements and promotion. It was really fun to work with the locals and jointly come up with ideas for the pedi-teksi. Everyone was very excited and by listening to their ideas and wishes we have been able to make a good startup!" For more information about this project, visit the project page Pedicab..

17 health workers in Kenya on bicycles

05 March 2014

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17 health workers in Kenya have received Bike4Care bicycles. Kenya has a system of volunteer health workers, who visit patients in a specific area. These visits are mostly done on foot. By equiping the health workers with bicycles, they can travel faster and futher and reach out to more patients. For this project we get support from Impulsis and other donors. For more information about this project see the Bike4Care project page. To support this programme the support page.

Emmanuel receives Bike4School book

01 March 2014

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Ebiachu Emmanuel Osborn is one of the students in the Bike4School programme. As part of this programme, he wrote an essay about his bicycle. He wrote:"My bicycle has acted as a learning aid e.g. in physics as a subject, it has helped me learn of force, mortion, friction and other such ways. That helps me to memorise the practical information and theoratically restate them." His essay ended up in the Bike4School photo book. He has now been handed a copy of the book. Proudly he mentions: "I have really used the Bike4School bicycle to it's best and it has helped me, and my family a lot. Thank you." You can buy the Bike4School photo book and in that way support CooP-Africa's Bike4School programme. Go to the support page for more information..

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