Bicycle Distribution Report – Kasalu Primary School

In partnership with The Upside Trust

World Bicycle Relief is grateful for the partnership of  The Upside Trust in implementing our Bicycles for Educational Empowerment Programme (BEEP) at Kasalu Primary School in Mumbwa, Zambia. The Upside Trust has helped provide 130 life-changing Buffalo Bicycles and a path out of poverty for students whose educations were at risk due to long and unsafe walks to school. 

ABOUT KASALU PRIMARY SCHOOL

The Bicycle Distribution

How Students Were Selected

World Bicycle Relief has trained a Bicycle Supervisory Committee (BSC) made up of local community members who have selected students to receive Buffalo Bicycles. Students were selected based on distance travelled to school and vulnerability criteria created by the BSC.

The Buffalo Bicycle

All bicycles are not created equal. The Buffalo Bicycle is purpose-built for rugged conditions, heavy loads, and daily use by students The students you’ve empowered can now reach school safely and on time. With their bicycles, students have extra time for studies, chores at home and after-school activities. Students also transport family members to health clinics and carry goods like water and grain to and from distant markets with their Buffalo Bicycles.

A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

Distribution day is always an exciting time at our BEEP schools, as the community joins in and witnesses the students receive their Buffalo Bicycles and experience the exhilaration of their first rides. Students (and their parents) sign a contract pledging to attend classes regularly and use their Buffalo Bicycles to help their families outside of school. In exchange, Buffalo Bicycles will become students’ property after they graduate.

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INVESTING IN GIRLS

Investing in women and girls will change the world. Bicycles help them pursue education, healthcare, and livelihoods they need to break the cycle of poverty and thrive. BEEP prioritises girl students to help ensure that they are not left behind.
Charity (12) is a grade 6 student at Kasalu Primary, her favourite subject is mathematics and she dreams of being a lawyer one day.
On receiving the bike, Charity says: "I am excited to receive a bicycle because I will now be coming to school early. The bike will also help me and my family to quickly run errands at home, like visiting relatives, going to the hospital, going to the market to buy food and other groceries, and going the windmill to grind our maize."

The 130 Buffalo Bicycles provided to KASALU students ARE ALREADY MAKING a major impact

Since 2020, in the countries where we work, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have had a profound impact on educational outcomes. The Buffalo Bicycles that you provided serve as a vital motivator to keep students in school.

Thank You!
Thank you The Upside Trust for improving the educational outlook of 130 students at Kasalu Primary School in Mumbwa, Zambia. In the coming months, we look forward to sharing the impact of your support for the people of rural Zambia in partnership with World Bicycle Relief.