BYKA Ghana Launched in Assin FosuBy Greg Marsh
8/26/2012 10:29:16 AM -
The town of Assin Fosu in Ghana is now home to BYKA-Ghana, a small startup bicycle assembly and repair company focused on giving youth an opportunity for work, education and career opportunities. EWAY Foundation has provided the initial bikes that will be used to train and promote the service.
The local farmers and students will benefit because they will be able to reduce the many hours they currently walk to work or school.
Unlike other programs this is not a charity for each person has to purchase the bikes. Financial assistance is given by those businesses supporting the program and the plan is to also support a local NGO 'Dolly Foundation' which helps fund government medical insurance for children.
BYKA will be launched in several African countries with programs being planned in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possible programs in Uganda.
Bicycles are assembled in country with plans to introduce manufacturing for specific add on features.
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