I was invited by Joel Uichico, founder of the program Bikes for the Philippines for a simple dinner and get together at Sentro in Taguig City last February 9. And finally met the personalities and supporters behind, Athena Beltran-Mendoza, Bans Mendoza, Mark Martirez (Mountain Bike Philippines – MTB.PH), Mia Bunao and Tina Dela Cruz (Firefly Brigade), Gene De Guzman and Lotus Postrado (DepEd), Jo Grant (Bikes for the Philippines – USA) and Yvette Hess (Bikes for the World), Carrie Tharan (Synergeia), AJ Dimarucot, Elvis Gutierrez, Alexa Uichico, Adrien Uichico and Jake Uichico. Photo by Mia Bunao
I am sharing to you short video made for BfP and how the the program started.
The Bikes for the Philippines (BfP) program was established to reduce the dropout rate of school children who have to walk long distances to school, and reach out to dropouts to complete a high school equivalency program.
Partnerships were established with Synergeia (www.synergeia.org.ph) and Bohol Local Development Foundation (www.povertycafe.org/bldf/ ) to establish metrics to monitor the program, as well as logistical support.
How can we help?
We can help Bikes for the Philippines in many ways. It could be a VOLUNTEER WORK donating our old cycling accessories like blinkers, gloves, helmet and clothing, shoes; by purchasing the Bikes for the Philippines jersey may help to sustain the program, please check this link http://bit.ly/wKKyWP and cash donation may be forwarded to the following accounts:
Account Name: Synergeia Foundation Inc.
BPI CA 3241 015792 (San Francisco Del Monte Branch)
BDO SA 490 001 6503 (Rockwell Branch)
Synergeia Foundation Inc helps is accepting donation in behalf of Bikes for the Philippines. Once the deposit have been made, please email the deposit slips to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the amount and purpose of your donations specific to Bikes for the Philippines.
Bikes for the Philippines
Room 405 Evekal Buiding
855 A. Arnaiz Ave, Legaspi Village, Makati City