Our ambition for Refugee Bicycle Aid is to generate positive impact from every element of our work.
That means in addition to the benefits we create within refugee camps we will also seek to benefit our community of supporters and the neighbourhoods local to the camp into which we deliver aid.
What does this look like in practice?
When preparing for our trip to Calais and Dunkirk in Nov 2015 we ran events with our community of supporters in Norwich that combined preparing aid and teaching folk new skills (pictured below).
We are committed to offering opportunities for learning, personal development, belonging and community building for our supporters.
Neighbourhoods local to camps
When refugee camps appear in established neighbours they present the opportunity for employment and trade for local people. It is easy for aid organisations to overlook this resource that’s local to the need of a refugee community.
We are committed to always exploring whether our work can create jobs and income for those living around the refugee camps we offer aid to.