‘My First BikeTM’ is a movement, making it possible for the underprivileged children to receive their life’s first bicycle ever as a GIFT.
In a country where children are deprived of food; getting a bicycle is a dream for millions. Team Possibilities is on a mission to make this dream a reality for those most deprived children.
Team Possibilities aims to distribute 100,000 bicycles to the dispossessed children through ‘My First BikeTM’ initiative. Based on a powerful blend of team building with Service-Learning, this distinctive program is inspiring and motivating corporate Pakistan to not only build stronger teams but also give a reason to the most disadvantaged kids to smile.
WHY ‘MY FIRST BIKE’?
Receiving the first bicycle is one of the fondest childhood memories for kids. But for the many disadvantaged families throughout Pakistan, it is tough to afford the cost of food and rent, let alone luxuries like toys and bicycles. Although bicycling can help children build coordination and self-esteem, and provides a wonderful source of exercise, many kids are forced to go without this cherished childhood dream
In each ‘My First Bike!’ program, both girls and boys are presented with their First Bikes. Over the last three years, we have distributed equal number of bikes to both boys and girls in all programs. A child’s safety is our top priority. To promote the safety sense, each child is presented a helmet along with his first bike.
BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN
Apart from receiving the bike’s gift, children also embrace an invaluable learning experience encompassing the following:
Belief in their self-worth resulting in enhanced self-confidence and self-belief Dreams and inspiration to act and take charge of their life Developing hope to make things possible and following a role model for success.
BENEFITS FOR ORGANIZATIONS
‘My First BikeTM’ is designed to help sponsoring organization achieve the following core objectives:
WHY A ‘LIVE’ BIKE BUILDING EXPERIENCE?
Building unassembled bikes, including children in teams serves two purposes: Children get a feeling of self-worth to see their parents, teachers and corporate leaders building bikes for them. Witnessing those senior people sitting on the ground, and working harder to assemble a bike for them makes them believe in their own importance. This does contribute in building their self-esteem. We also aim to sow the seeds of ‘teamwork’ in the minds of kids. Teams involved in bike building act as a role model for these kids to learn the fundamentals of team work. Children learn at a very early age that no one is as smart as all of us.
PARTNER CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS
1. SOS Children’s Village
2. Roshni Homes
3. Muslim Aid
4. The Citizen Foundation (TCF)
5. Abroo Schools
6. Door of Awareness Schools
7. Out of School Children Schools
8. Teach A Child School
9. Hunar Foundation
10.Alam Bibi Trust School