For many people around the world, bicycles are synonymous with freedom and opportunity. Yet for many, they are simply unavailable due to a lack of resources. As stated in their mission, “World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles…committed to helping people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence and thrive.” Watch the video below to understand how the organization provides bicycles to help students get to school.
And read this article and listen to the radio story from WBUR called, “From Susan B. Anthony to Kenyan schoolgirls, Bicycles Change Lives” about the way in which a bicycle can change a life for a girl.
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom examines women’s history through the bicycle and explores how a bicycle helped empower women to improve their lives. Using vintage photographs, advertisements, cartoons, and songs, Wheels of Change transports young readers to a very different time in history.