Golder Trust for Orphans Continues Support for AIDS Care Education and Training in Zimbabwe Through Bicycle Donation

Not only do we solve our client’s challenges, we also work to solve the challenges that affect the most vulnerable. Through the Golder Trust for Orphans, we are continuing to provide solutions to the volunteers at a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Zimbabwe. The NGO is called AIDS Care Education and Training Zimbabwe (ACET) and we helped them by donating 50 bicycles, purchased through World Bicycle Relief (WBR).  WBR is committed through The Power of Bicycles, to helping people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence, and thrive. The donated “Buffalo Bicycles” are sturdily constructed to be durable and reliable in rugged terrain.

Having the bicycles available to the volunteers significantly improves their efficiency as they currently have to walk long distances to reach those they assist. This enables them to visit the children and the HIV/AIDS patients they care for more regularly. In addition to providing the bicycles, the program also includes training a community member to maintain and become a maintenance agent for the bicycles. This will help establish a small enterprise for volunteers and the project, as well as ensure the bicycles are always in good running order.

Golder Trust for Orphans is the global employee-run charity of Golder, formed to support and partner with organisations that aim to improve the quality of life of vulnerable and orphaned children and young adults in impoverished communities. Living, working, and travelling all over the world has helped us to understand we have the ability and responsibility to make a difference in the world. We formed GTO, shortly after opening our office in South Africa.  The Trust incorporates a business model that focuses on improving lives through sustainable solutions to ultimately create empowerment within the community. Over the last fifteen years we have supported 17 NGOs, in 9 countries most heavily affected by the AIDS pandemic.

For more information, contact:

Sue Longo
Golder Trust for Orphans Trustee
1 (403) 267-6327

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