ZIMBO Community Centres

In each community a community centre will be built. The community will collectively name the centre as it will become an integral part of the community. A large portion of the bikes received will be donated to communities in need of them and distributed from the centre. They will also be given a compulsory bike road safety course before being given their bike. Here members will also be able to repair their bikes at a low cost. If they want to repair their bikes on their own, all bike repair equipment will be available for the community to use for free like pumps etc.

The community will also be able to use the centre for events and meetings and every centre will have a centre manager. The centre manager will be trained in business management and as bike mechanic. They will also play a vital role in ensuring bikes last as long as possible and are always roadworthy and will teach bike recipients good cycling practices before they are given bicycles to ensure people stay safe on bikes. Community centre management will also be available to provide mechanical support to keep bikes roadworthy.

The centre will have Wi-Fi access so that it can also serve as a social hub. To equip the centres with as many facilities as possible, we will also approach institutions to donate old and new photocopiers and computers so that each centre has at least one communal computer. An important facility in rural communities, closing the knowledge and digital gap slowly. As ZIMBO expands, we aim to open a rural vocational college in each of the communities that will serve all surrounding communities too. The classes can initially be held at the community centre, until an actual college is built providing courses in dressmaking, efficient smallholder farming and agricultural skills, computer literacy and small business management to name a few.