This week the third DHPS bike-bus is going to roll to school.
One day before the bazaar seems to be just the perfect day for another episode of this courageous endeavour of YouThinkGreen Namibia.
On Thursday, 15 August, we’ll start with you from THREE different townships:
In Eros the meeting point is the DSTV car park. Alex and Beatrice will ride with you and departure time is: 6:30
In Ludwigsdorf and Klein Windhoek the meeting points are the same as last time: Square Park in Ludwigsdorf and Checker’s car park in Klein Windhoek. Janice and Nikolai will guide you to school safely. Departure time in Ludwigsdorf is 6:20 and in Klein Windhoek 6:30.
In Pionierspark we have installed a new bus stop at the car park in front of Baines Shopping Centre. Mr. Antoni will meet you there at 6:30 and then cycle with you to school safely.
Don’t forget your whistles and locks as well as your helmets for safety.
On Sunday, 21 July, at 14:00 the first Bike Mob started in front of the Hilton Hotel in Windhoek. The name ‘Bike Mobs’ invites the participants to come and cycle in their Sunday best.
The ride was organised on short notice by Laban Naftal from the Physical Active Youth and Michael Linke from the Bicycle Empowerment Namibia (BEN).
Alexander Brock and Carsten Antoni with his family joined the ride on behalf of YouThinkGreen Namibia.
The purpose of the Bike Mobs is to show the citizens of Windhoek that it is very possible to use the bicycle as a means of transport in the city.
The Bike Mob's just about to start...
On this lovely Sunday afternoon 18 enthusiastic riders cycled from Ausspannplatz along Independence Avenue to Katutura. On the way passing many surprised pedestrians who couldn’t believe their eyes.
Grace on the back of her dad.
The group was made of cyclists of all ages and genders. The youngest participant was Grace Antoni, who came along in a backpack on the back of her father.
At the end Alexander Brock and Carsten Antoni won a Knog pannier bag worth N$1,100 for their best Sunday’s cycling outfit. A big thanks to Bicycles for Humanity Melbourne for the prize 😉
If you would like to join one of the next Bike Mobs, but you don’t have a bike, please look up the bicycle shops of BEN Namibia on the map below and give them a visit for an affordable second hand bike.
The first bike stand at DHPS with a beautiful bike, but who is the brave rider??? It's Karl Ehler's!
Miraculously we noticed today that the first bike stand has appeared at our school grounds.
Well done, DHPS administration and thank you very much for the effort!
We have also noticed that our bike bus movement has found its first hardcore followers.
On the website we’ll try to feature these brave cyclists who have started to ride to school despite the challenges (traffic, taxis) they are facing on their way.
Karl Ehlers receives a YTG T-Shirt
First cyclist to be featured here is Karl Ehlers:
Karl is cycling to school with his bike on most days since we introduced the bike-bus at DHPS.
He lives in Eros and visits grade 8.
Today Karl received a sexy YouThinkGreen T-Shirt for his outstanding efforts and for setting an example to other students at DHPS.
Well done, Karl! Please continue to inspire others!!
Bike Stand on 01 Aug 2013 - Well done, guys!!
BTW, there are quite a few other brave riders by now. Look at our bike stand on the 1st of August.
We think it’s time for the administration to set up another stand…
If you know of any other brave rider who you think has earned himself a YTG T-Shirt, please let us know via email or comment on our facebook page.
On Tuesday, 16 July 2013, Jennifer Eises and Carsten Antoni, as part of the YouThinkGreen Namibia team, were invited to NBC Namibia for an interview on the television show ‘Good Morning, Namibia‘.
The show is broadcasted live and starts early in the morning. Our interview was at 7 am, about the same time as every student at DHPS started the first lesson;-)
It was an awesome experience and lots of fun. The producers must have thought the same, because afterwards they invited us to come back for follow ups or whenever we need media coverage for an event related to the project. Isn’t that awesome?!
Thank you very much, NBC. We’ll definitely make use of this invitation.
In the YouTube video you can watch a section of the interview.
We talk about our local projects and spreading awareness for the current situation in Windhoek.
You find a few more shots taken in the studio at NBC in the gallery below.
The scene before we enter the stage;-)
It’s about to start…
Listening in action.
We’ve handed over a YTG bag and T-Shirt to Joannette Eises.