The NAIMUN LV Staff is pleased to announce a philanthropic partnership with World Bicycle Relief (WBR), a registered 501(c)(3) mobilizing people through the Power of Bicycles. WBR envisions a world where distance is no longer a barrier to education, healthcare and economic opportunity, and it has contributed to this goal tremendously.
Many people in the developing world depend on walking for personal transportation. From this extraneous effort, the completion of everyday tasks can be threatened by time and fatigue. Participating in school, seeking healthcare, and growing a small business become challenging when entrepreneurs and students must walk great distances each day.
“World Bicycle Relief (WBR) builds and distributes specially-designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles. With the experience and expertise gained over the last 10 years designing and delivering more than 300,000 Buffalo Bicycles, WBR has developed an efficient, innovative and scalable model to successfully address the great need for reliable, affordable transportation in rural areas of developing countries.”
“WBR has built programs to provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles for students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs across Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. While the bicycles themselves help individuals conquer distance and increase their carrying capacity, WBR has also created new economic opportunities by training field mechanics and employing bike assemblers to support our local programs.”
The NAIMUN LV Staff is proud to contribute to WBR’s global impact, this year in tandem with the National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC) XLV Staff, NAIMUN's collegiate sister conference. Check out the video below to learn more about “The Power of Bicycles” and the impacts your donation at NAIMUN LV can have.