Bicycles for refugees

Bicycles for refugees

Cities of Migration

Riding while pushing a second bicycle is not a problem for a lot of Dutch people. That made it possible to bring the bikes by bike!

“Donate your bicycle to a refugee here” read the banner that was attached to the fence of the cathedral in ʼs-Hertogenbosch.  The garden of the cathedral served as a collecting point for used bicycles for refugees.

The bicycles are meant for the 250 refugees currently living in a shelter in the municipality of ʼs-Hertogenbosch. Refugees who had to leave their homes in Eritrea and Syria, among other countries. Investigations show that learning how to ride a bicycle is in the top 5 of best ways to integrate in Dutch society. That is why the organisation MIVA set up this bicycle collecting project. The refugees will be taught how to ride the bicycles and this learning is a language course at the same time.

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