Brussels Airlines – Bike for Africa

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North America 2017 – Niagara Falls, Canada to Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

The first ever Bike For Africa, North America Edition will take place in October 2017. This edition will be a road biking adventure from Niagra Falls to New York City over about five days of wind in your hair, sun in your face biking. The first edition will be raising funds to support the Georgie Badiel Foundation, which builds wells to provide clean drinking water to the nation of Burkina Faso, and Malaika, which builds educational programs for girls, parents and community members in the Congo (DRC).

What’s in it?

  1. Road biking tour between Niagra Falls (Buffalo – US border) and NYC Brooklyn Bridge
  2. Dates : 8-13 October 2017 (3-days or 6-days package available)
  3. Fund raising through the King Baudouin Foundation in Belgium and the U.S.
  4. Belcham Belgian Night upon arrival in Manhattan connecting the happy riders with the NYC community.

Bike For Africa – North America Partners:

  • Fund raising partner in US and BE: King Baudouin Foundation US and Belgium
  • Ambassadors in North America:
    • Noella Coursaris : International Model & Founder of Malaika (DRC)
    • Georgie Badiel : Miss Africa 2005 & Founder of Georgie Badiel Foundation (Burkina Faso)
    • Their respective foundations have been selected as beneficiaries of the charity
  • Biking Tour operator: Arizona Outback Adventures
  • Belcham : Business partner and supporter of Bike For Africa, Africa and North America editions
  • Media/communication partners :
    • * in US : Face 2 Face Africa – digital marketing platform
    • * in Canada : Afrofest (main African festival in Toronto)

If you are interested in joining us for this exciting edition please email bikeforafrica.na@brusselsairlines.com

Fundraising

If you would like to support without breaking a sweat in North America, please see the instructions for to make a gift to Bike For Africa (U.S.) with tax deduction in Belgium:

Koning Boudewijnstichting – Fondation Roi Baudouin
Brussels, Belgium
IBAN – BE10 0000 0000 0404
Communication – ***123/8000/02179***

Or follow this link for online donations.

 

 

Georgie Badiel Foundation

At the Georgie Badiel Foundation every dollar received goes towards providing clean water in Burkina Faso.  This includes digging wells, water treatment facilities as well as education for women and children. In less than 1 year, the Georgie Badiel Foundation restored 13 wells, built 2 new wells and 10 new sanitation systems.  In total, the foundation has provided access to clean drinking water to over 75,000 people in Burkina Faso.

Malaika

Founded in 2007 by Noella Coursaris Musunka, the mission of Malaika is to empower Congolese girls and their communities through education.  Based in New York, the organization operates in the village of Kalebuka, in the Southeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where the Malaika School provides quality education for 253 girls. The organization is fuelling a generation of change-agents by building girls’ leadership capacities so that they may give back to their communities and have a positive, long-term impact on the future of the DRC.