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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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School Kids now Cycle Safer, Thanks to Absa

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One of the biggest challenges that we still face as a country is the struggle’s that some school kids need to go to, just to get to school in the morning. Millions of children do not have adequate access to safe and reliable transport, and have to resort to cycling to school and back to receive their education.

Through Absa’s Cycle Safe Campaign, they are looking to improve the safety of these kids by providing them with protective cycling gear while educating children about safe cycling.

Absa Pride Riders with the AITSA staff and kids
Absa Pride Riders with the AITSA staff and kids

Through this initiative, a team of Absa Pride riders recently rode to the AITSA Pump Track outside of Stellenbosch for an education and handover session that is changing the lives of kids who cycle to school every day.

The Cape Town Pride Ride Training Camp took place on Friday 17 November and saw twenty kids from the Kylemore Primary School receive much-need safety equipment that can be used when they cycle.

The following items were handed over:

  • 20 Helmets
  • 20 Gloves, knee & elbow pads
  • 20 Reflective items
Handover: L – Bianca Grobbelaar AITSA, M – Chris Norton BMT and Adam Brooke Absa Sponsorship Manager
Handover: L – Bianca Grobbelaar AITSA, M – Chris Norton BMT and Adam Brooke Absa Sponsorship Manager

The Kylemore Primary School forms part of the AITSA project which is supported by the BMT Academy. BMT Academy riders train these young kids on a weekly basis, focussing on how to ride their bicycles and general road safety.

The AITSA programme aims to teach the kids bike-riding and life skills. They also service their bikes and assist in identifying people/corporates for donations of bikes and equipment.

For many of us, a bicycle helmet or lessons in road safety might not be a big thing; but for these kids, it’s life-lessons that are crucial for survival and the furthering of their education.

For more information about assisting this great initiative, contact KLPRSA at:

  • INFO@KLPRSA.COM
  • (021) 761 6764

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