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Helivac looking after Club 100 and Team MTN/Qhubeka at the Qhubeka Morning

June 26, 2011

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The Helivac Team had the oppurtunity to spend the morning with Club 100 and Team MTN/Qhubeka,  leanrning more about the World Bike Relief program called Qhubeka. Unbelievable!!

Qhubeka is a Nguni (Zulu, Xhosa) word that means “to carry on”, “to progress”, “to move forward”

Qhubeka projects aim to help rural communities move forward and progress by giving bicycles to children in return for work done to improve their environment and their community.

Transportation is a fundamental element of development.

Most of Africa’s rural population have no access to transport and people have to walk long distances to access opportunity, education, healthcare, shops and community services. Rural schoolchildren are particularly badly affected by this lack of mobility. In South Africa, of the 16 million school going children, 12 million walk to school. Of these, 500,000 walk more than two hours each way, spending four hours getting to and back from school each day. Bicycles are the most effective and economical method of quickly addressing this problem.

Read more at and definitly a program worth supporting!

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