Container Loading - LWD (Rwanda), Day 4

Date: 
Sun, Apr 11th, 2021, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: 
BNB Warehouse in Dorchester
Address: 
10 Harvard Street, Dorchester, MA 02121

Bikes Not Bombs is truly honored to ship another container of bikes and tools to Learn, Work, Develop (LWD) in the Kayonza District of Rwanda from April 8-12, 2021!

 

Learn Work Develop (LWD) is a nonprofit established in 2013 by a of group of grassroots activists in Rwanda, the Volunteers for Effective Work and Sustainable Employment (VESE). LWD's programs focus mostly on education, life skills development, and job creation for youth, particularly for young girls and women. LWD also aims to help youth increase their knowledge and capacity to address real world issues and challenges by focusing on skill areas including advocacy, human and civil rights, and women’s rights.

 

One of LWD's major goals is to reduce early marriage and teenage pregnancy in Kayonza. Operating a social enterprise bike shop that also doubles as a vocational training center for youth, LWD believes that bikes help women break gender stereotypes and mobilize them to raise awareness, advocate, and move towards financial independence.  

 

At Bikes Not Bombs, we have the unique opportunity and privilege of using our reclaimed used bikes to make a difference not only locally, but in the lives of girls and other youth living in the Kayonza District of Rwanda.

 

If you are interested in volunteering to help load the container, please contact Gary Chin, Community Engagement & Events Officer at gary@bikesnotbombs.org.