OTE Sports is proud to be the official nutrition partner of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka – Africa’s first ever UCI World Tour cycling team.
Team Dimension Data rides for something bigger than race wins – to help people in Africa to move forward with bicycles through its relationship with Qhubeka Charity. OTE Sports shares the team’s belief that #BicyclesChangeLives.
The OTE Sports team will be taking on a number of challenges in 2019 to raise awareness and funds to support this fantastic cause.
You can help us impact more lives by making a donation to Qhubeka Charity here or you can tick the new donation box at checkout when placing an order.
Qhubeka helps moves people forward with bicycles. People earn bicycles through their programmes, improving access to schools, clinics and jobs.
Watch this video to really get a feel for the work that Qhubeka does – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqvh8M_mfvw
Why “Qhubeka” and why bicycles?
Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to progress”, “to move forward”. Bicycles help people move forward. With a bicycle, a person can travel faster and further, generate income, and carry more.
People earn bicycles through Qhubeka’s different programmes.
Their programmes are based throughout South Africa, predominantly in Qhubeka SHIFT regions, and are implemented in communities by Qhubeka’s partners.
A SHIFT is a Qhubeka bicycle project that aims to distribute 5 000 bicycles per year into a specific geographic area for five years, with the aim of helping to SHIFT the entire community forward.
Qhubeka offers three main types of programmes – learn-to-earn programmes for schoolchildren, work-to-earn programmes for adults and disaster relief programmes.
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