Qhubeka is an Nguni (Zulu, Xhosa) word that means “to carry on”, “to progress” or “to move forward”. Qhubeka helps people move forward by giving bicycles in return for work done to improve communities, the environment or academic results. Having a bicycle changes lives by increasing the distance people can travel, what they can carry, where they can go and how fast they can get there.  Qhubeka’s mission is to uplift African communities by improving access to essential services through bicycles. A quality bicycle provides access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity. “

Learn more about this project HERE


Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Just to get by
  • Treats her patients
  • The beginning of the story
  • With a bike everyting changes
  • Attendance improves
  • Grades improve
  • Healthcare workers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Travelling four times further
  • The opportunity is great
  • The impact is immediate
  • Mobilize me
  • Build my business
  • Care of the sick
  • Finish school
  • Feed my family
  • Follow my dreams
  • Mobilize me and I’ll change the world



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