From Bicycles for Humanity: A bunch of passionate Melbourne folk have started the first Melbourne chapter of the worldwide organisation, Bicycles for Humanity. Its aim is pretty straightforward – collect disused bikes and send them to people who really need them. There’s an animation on our homepage that sums it up nicely – see www.bicyclesforhumanity.com
We are holding our first collection in 170 Edward Street, East Brunswick on 21 & 22 March.
We’re aiming to pack 400 bikes into a shipping container destined for Namibia, where the bikes will be distributed to HIV/AIDS remote care workers. Our partner organisation BEN Namibia will also turn the shipping container itself into Bike Empowerment Centre – a bike workshop – providing skills and employment for the local community.