The African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF) launched its program of distributing free Ghanaian-made bamboo bicycles to under-resourced Ghanaian rural students, small farmers, and healthcare workers, in September 2016. The distribution of those first 30 bikes, in Accra and Kumasi, was just the first step in the African-American-established NGO’s long-term plan for providing support to young people across Ghana.
In July 2019, the Foundation distributed an additional 85 bikes, for a total of 500, over the three-year period, to rural students and teachers from the Ningo-PramPram School District, at an event at the Achimota Golf Club, in Accra. Please place picture HERE As successful as the bicycle distribution program has been, since inception, in providing much-needed mobility to the under-resourced, in 12 locations in northern, central and southern Ghana, the Foundation's leaders have decided that it is well past time to move ahead to the second component of the vision statement ABCF had announced in the fall of 2016.
ABCF was supported at its 500th Bicycle Distribution event, in Accra, in July 2019, by the Hon. Elizabeth K.T. Sackey, deputy regional minister, Ghana's Greater Accra Region, and Carl Nelson, chief operating officer, Ghana Investment and Promotion Centre
As successful as the bicycle distribution program has been, since inception, in providing much-needed mobility to the under-resourced, in 12 locations in northern, central and southern Ghana, the Foundation's leaders have decided that it is well past time to move ahead to the second component of the vision statement ABCF had announced in the fall of 2016.
At the time, the Foundation made a commitment to "Improving Critical Access, Inter-Continental Communications and Trade Opportunities," in Ghana, and to "enhancing communication and understanding between and among the people of Africa, those in the United States, and other nations."
In addition, "ABCF also envision(ed) that its operations and the networks available through its world-class board members, would (eventually) lead to trade opportunities that (would) be mutually beneficial, in the areas of business and job creation, for Ghanaians and people in the U.S."
In 2016, the Foundation also (planned) to raise funds to "initiate educational-focused, technology-facilitated dialogues for students and business owners, between Ghanaian and U.S. residents."
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