Village Bicycle Project Supplied Bicycles to Students Teachers and Pastors at Afadjato South District in The Volta Region of Ghana.
VBP’s first program for the year took place in Ve-Agome, a small village in the Afadjato South District in the Volta Region of Ghana from the 12th to 15th of June 2022. This program was in response to an application from Nneka Youth Foundation, a local NGO based in the Volta Region. VBP’s collaboration with Nneka foundation dates back to 2014, where VBP jointly offered hundreds of bicycles to school children and trained local mechanics in the area. They responded to Nneka’s call to provide additional bikes due the increasing demand for bicycles by the people of the area to attend school, clinics church and to visit farms.
Target beneficiaries were rural inhabitants with limited access to transport, mainly school children, teachers’ healthcare workers, local pastors and farmers.
VBP reached out to ten schools, 4 local churches and registered 100 students from 24 outlying communities where students walk long distances to school.
It was quite interesting to have four Reverend Fathers participating in their one day training workshop to receive bicycles. They indicated that the bikes will help them extend their evangelical and religious services by reaching out to church members residing outskirts of the town and to win more souls for Christ.
The program was covered by some popular media Agencies in the country including Ghana News Agency (GNA), ADOM TV, JOY TV, and GH-ONE TV. See the link below: https://www.gna.org.gh/1.21500832
As usual, their trainers spent some time to take the participants through the maintenance practices while working on their bikes to cultivate the culture of maintenance and to help prolong the useful life of the bicycles.
The bicycle distribution was dignified by a colourful ceremony which saw some important dignitaries from the area to grace the occasion including the District Education Director, School headmasters, Chiefs, Queen mothers, Teachers, Pastors, Assembly Representatives, and some Healthcare officials.