A Day at Anjali House by Pheakdey

See the work of our Cambodian charity partner, Anjali House in Siem Reap.

The video below was made by one of Anjali’s students, Pheakdey. You can follow him for a day as he rides to school on his bike donated by 99 Bikes. This is one of fifty-five bikes donated to Anjali House.

Pheakdey is in grade eleven at a local government school studying maths, history, music and geography. He’s also been part of Anjali’s learning programs for the last four years.

When he joined Anjali House, Pheakdey didn’t like learning to speak English or studying. But now he's part of Anjali’s Young Adult Program (YAP), learning english skills, computer skills, a variety of life skills and leadership skills.

Pheakdey has recently completed his public speaking course with a presentation about the education system in Cambodia. He did a very good job and has demonstrated his speaking skills by making this video.

Anjali House is based in Siem Reap, Cambodia and supports underprivileged children through education, basic care, health care and family support. Anjali also serves food twice a day - breakfast and lunch for around 120 students.

Reliable and transparent, Anjali House has been implementing activities for the past 10 years, and runs an independent yearly audit of its finances and publishes an annual report online.

Anjali house helps support their students attending public school by providing uniforms, stationery and pays for extra classes. Without this support the students wouldn’t be able to even attend public school.

http://anjali-house.com/

Update on 84 bikes donated to Brisbane charity, Traction

Update on 84 bikes donated to Brisbane charity, Traction

Brisbane-based community bike building program TRACTION has been the beneficiary of a more than $10,000 donation as part of 99 Bikes’  “Earning to Give” program.

The program involves each staff member from 99 Bikes donating one per cent of their wage to a charity of their choice. 

Traction has received $10,912 in donations which led to the purchase of 84 new bicycles.

7 bikes delivered by 99 Bikes staff to Mirror of Hope in Nairobi, Kenya

7 bikes delivered by 99 Bikes staff to Mirror of Hope in Nairobi, Kenya

The Mirror of Hope charity has been founded to help people getting out of slums, namely Kibera. The charity operates just outside of Kibera - the largest slum in Africa.

Their work includes getting scholarships for students, helping single parents (many widowed and affected by AIDS) to start their own business. Businesses such as selling fruits and samosas, homemade handcrafts and others to provide for their families.

25 bikes donated to Brisbane youth program, TRACTION

25 bikes donated to Brisbane youth program, TRACTION

Our Bikers typically refurbish one bicycle per school term and they either keep the bike to ride, or they donate it to others in their family or community. Our Bikers also have the chance to work on group projects and special builds. The bicycles have been collected from various stores and allocated to our Workshops. The first was established in Capalaba in July 2015 and the second TRACTION workshop opened in Moorooka in February 2016.

99 Bikes Pedals To Employee Empowerment

99 Bikes Pedals To Employee Empowerment

This year, 99 Bikes is turning it up a gear when it comes to its people, launching a unique employee giving initiative that gives back with the valuable gift of bikes. The retailer has implemented a program that provides its employees with the opportunity to donate 1% of their annual wages to four bicycle aligned charities – Qhubeka, Good Cycles, Bikes4Life and Traction. These proceeds will contribute towards a larger company-wide goal of donating 100,000 bikes to those in need.

55 Bikes Delivered to Anjali House, Cambodia

55 Bikes Delivered to Anjali House, Cambodia

A HUGE thank you to 99 Bikes, an Australia-based bike company who generously donated $2,300 to Anjali for us to buy these swanky bikes for our students! Many of our Anjali students do not have a consistent, reliable form of transport to get to Anjali, or to public school, so they often double (or triple!) up on a bicycle, which is not ideal.

270 Bikes Being Shipped to Cape York

270 Bikes Being Shipped to Cape York

For three months over the summer of 2014, we joined forces with our friends at Bikes 4 Life with the target of raising 300 pre-loved bikes for underprivileged communities in Cape York and Uganda. We asked our customers to bring their unwanted used bikes into our stores and we'd pass them on to Bikes 4 Life to be serviced and shipped to people who can put them to good use.