Bikes to drive sustainability and inclusion
Pikala Bikes, Marrakech, is a community project providing a wide range of bicycle related service to citizens, tourists and businesses. Pikala’s staff is predominantly Moroccan youth and their services include bike rental, guided tours, delivery bikes and drivers for restaurants and bicycle repairs.
Moroccan youth unemployment sits at 33,4%, and 65% of Moroccans under the age of 31 lack access to sustainable means of transportation. Pikala Bikes seeks to address both these issue. The organisation provides bike mechanic training to young Moroccans, imports abandoned bicycles from Holland to be repaired and refurbished, then rents the bikes to businesses, locals and tourists with proceeds and profits added back into the project. Lastly, Pikala trains its young employees to become bike tour guides and delivery drivers in order to open more employment opportunities.
Pikala Bikes provides an affordable and sustainable mean of transportation while supporting the Moroccan youth (11.2, 11.3, 11.6, )
Pikala Bikes combats unemployment by providing sustainable employment and training for Moroccan youth (8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.9)
Pikala Bikes provides vocational training for Moroccan youth (4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.7, 4.a)
Pikala Bikes imports abandoned bicycles from Holland to be recycled and reused for its services (12.2, 12.5, 12.6)
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