The Volkswagen For Good initiative and the non-profit Qhubeka organization recently presented around a hundred bicycles to two schools in Johannesburg, as well as to some of the city’s administrative employees and volunteer security personnel. With a population of 4.4 million, Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa.
The purpose of the company’s Volkswagen For Good initiative is to promote helpful forms of mobility in the country. The Blue Bike program is one part of this. “Our vision is to achieve sustainable mobility for Africa,” says Thomas Schäfer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa, which has a plant in the city of Uitenhage. “We hope that receiving a bicycle like this will leave a lasting impression on young South Africans, and that more and more of them will be inspired to pursue great dreams.”