Qhubeka was founded in 2005. We chose the name, which means “to progress”, “to move forward”, because bicycles help people to travel faster and further, and to carry more.
How does Qhubeka's mission make an impact?
- Schoolchildren earn Qhubeka Bicycles by committing to improve their school attendance. Bicycles make it easier and faster to get to school.
- Adults earn Qhubeka bicycles in many ways, from growing trees to recycling waste, making crafts, volunteering with a community policing forum, or servicing bicycles.
- Qhubeka supplies bicycles to health workers, to help them visit more patients, and to communities to help them access clinics more easily.
- Qhubeka sports programmes encourage people to be fit, healthy and active by promoting a cycling culture and providing bicycles to access other sports activities.
- Qhubeka provides bicycles for first responders following a disaster. Bicycles can be used to transport life-saving services and gear.
In every way from recreation to emergency care, Qhubeka's mission improves the lives of South Africans.