Babacarr is 13 years old and attends Albreda School in rural Gambia. Babacarr received his bike via our partnership WYCE in 2019 as part of the Cycle to School programme delivered in partnership with Re-Cycle. He lives 6km from his school and before he received his bike it took him one and a half hours to walk to school, leaving home only as it started to get light.
When he left school in the afternoon, he knew that he had a long journey before he would get home and start helping his family with the chores. Now that he has a bicycle, he can leave home in the daylight and arrive to school on time and not tired.
Thanks to Re-Cycle his 6km journey now takes him half an hour. He does not dread his long journey home and knows that he will arrive safely in the daylight.