The Bike Rescue Project will encourage at risk youth to become active members of the community while fostering values of worth in themselves and everything around them. The project takes a hands-on approach to bike education while promoting health, sustainable transport and recycling.
- Teach a comprehensive course in bike mechanics and restoration.
- Give at risk youth an opportunity to engage in the local community.
- Provide at risk youth with a sustainable form of transport.
- Encourage recycling and sustainable lifestyle choices.
- Providing at risk youth with positive role models and opportunities to participate in a vibrant community centre.
- Generate a surplus of restored bikes and parts that can be distributed to the community. – Empower participants to recognise their potential and increase self-esteem.
The BRP (Bike Rescue Project) is modeled on a highly successful earn-a-bike program, operating in numerous cities around the world. Based on a 2 hour per week commitment over a 10 week period. Students will spend the first 14 hours of the program learning all aspects of bike mechanics and restoration. Highly experienced facilitators and volunteer mentors will ensure that every nut and bolt is covered in this comprehensive course. Having learnt some amazing bike-skills, participants will then select a donated bike. The remaining 6 hours of the course will be spent restoring their chosen bike back to its former glory. This is a full-circle program.
We understand that self worth is something earnt not given.
Students are taught theory and hands on skills, then have the opportunity to apply these skills with a tangible reward for their efforts.