Brussels Airways embarks on its 5th version of Motorbike for Africa, a five-day mountain motorcycle excursion to advertise sustainable construction in Rwanda, during the give a boost to of a number of native marketers and organizations. From 31 January till four February, 52 staff from Brussels Airways, Eurowings and Lufthansa will adopt a 330 km mountain motorcycle excursion during the north western provinces of Rwanda, round Lake Kivu.

These days, 52 staff from Brussels Airways, Eurowings and Lufthansa set sail for Kigali for the 5th version of Motorbike for Africa, an initiative wherein they adopt a five-day mountain motorcycle excursion to lift give a boost to for native marketers and organizations. The mountain bikers will uncover portions of the well-known Congo Nile path, biking during the “Nation of a Thousand Hills”.

“The whole function of the initiative, which used to be introduced by means of Brussels Airways staff, is not just to assemble cash, but in addition use and proportion our abilities and information, extra particularly within the space of Design Pondering as a strategy to foster innovation. It’s the first time that the Motorbike for Africa team does no longer most effective include mountain bikers, as a Design Pondering crew additionally joins them to give a boost to native marketers.”
–          Ilse Verhelst, CSR Supervisor Brussels Airways

“As Africa is core to our trade, Brussels Airways and basically its staff have an in depth bond to Africa. Taking our social duty and serving to make stronger the stipulations of the native communities is very necessary to us. In conjunction with Assist Alliance, the help group of the Lufthansa Staff, we intention to give a contribution to a greater global on a daily basis. With Motorbike for Africa, we will be able to power this even additional. It’s by means of individually being considering native tasks that we attempt to push issues ahead and give a contribution to what we consider is the continent of the longer term.”
–          Herman Carpentier, VP Aeropolitical Affairs Brussels Airways

The principle humanitarian venture that Motorbike for Africa 2020 helps is the “Rwanda Charity Eye Health center” based by means of the Belgian ophthalmologist Piet Noë. Some of the problems in Rwanda is the scarceness of ophthalmologists, most effective 14 for 12 million population. Piet, who invested all his financial savings within the clinic and requested buddies & kin to assist with fundraising, opened the clinic in 2018 with the purpose to supply eye care to all Rwandans who want it. The Motorbike for Africa team will consult with the clinic at the closing day in their keep and quit finances that can permit the clinic to take a position additional in apparatus.

Motorbike for Africa 2020 may even give a boost to two native firms – a espresso corporate and an animal feed manufacturer – which are positioned at the mountain motorcycle itinerary. With the assistance of ENABEL, the Belgian Construction Company, and LCF Fund Rwanda, a crew of Brussels Airways staff will assist those firms with sustainable expansion for his or her trade, the usage of their abilities and information, extra particularly within the space of the Design Pondering method, which fosters users-centric innovation and entrepreneurship. On most sensible, Motorbike for Africa 2020 will give each firms a monetary push to assist deliver the information that have been generated all the way through the workshops, to lifestyles.

The fourth native venture Brussels Airways, Lufthansa Staff and Eurowings colleagues are amassing cash for – Berwa Kinunu – used to be arrange by means of Odette Nyiramilimo, hostess of the Rushel Hotel in Kinunu and previous Minister of Social Affairs within the Rwanda Govt, and Senator. The venture desires to assist reintegrate very younger unmarried moms in society by means of coaching them in a handicraft, therefore offering them with an source of revenue. The women now tailor faculty uniforms for kids. Motorbike for Africa will supply them with yarn and fabric.

Brussels Airways arranged Motorbike for Africa for the primary time in 2011 in Rwanda and Burundi to give a boost to SOS Youngsters’s Villages. 3 years later the mountain bikers cycled thru Uganda and raised cash for CoRSU Health center in Kampala and United Fund for Belgium. By way of opting for the West-African nations Senegal and The Gambia for its 3rd version, Motorbike for Africa didn’t most effective focal point on fundraising, but in addition higher consciousness of the “Africa isn’t Ebola” initiative introduced by means of the airline to rebuild the continent’s recognition after the Ebola outbreak. The newest version, in 2018 used to be held in Cameroon and supported Mercy Ships in addition to 3 different native and Belgian initiatives.

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