Rotary Clubs Organise Bike Drop-Off To Help African Schoolchildren

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THE Rotary Kerry School Bikes for Africa Drop off Point Launch will take place next Thursday, August 6 at 11am at the Dingle Civic Amenity Site, Ballineesteenig, Dingle.

This is a project supported by the Kerry Rotary Clubs of Dingle, Killarney and Tralee. Last year there were more than 400 bikes dropped off at Tralee Rugby Club as part of the campaign.

“This is a fabulous project based on the success of past previous Rotary Day Bike collection events all over Ireland,” said Grace O’Donnell Kerry Rotary Clubs Project Lead.

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“It is a wonderful showcase on how a number of agencies and community organisations can work well together and achieve something so productive.  The Kerry Rotary Clubs are very excited about this project and look forward to the support from the local community,” added Grace.

The School Bikes Africia project collects unwanted bikes from across Ireland, delivers them to Loughan House and Shelton Abbey open prisons where the prisoners refurbish the bikes. They are then shipped to Africia and distributed to school children giving them the chance of a better future.

To date Rotary Ireland have delivered 4000 bikes and therefore helped 4000 children get to school each day.

They need strong sturdy bikes that can withstand rough terrain and suit both primary and second level students. Bikes need to be in reasonable repair.

This project is also supported by the Department Climate Action, Communications & Environment, WERLA’s and The Defense Forces.

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