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The purpose of Velokhaya - which derives its name from the French word 'velo' (meaning bicycle) and the Xhosa word 'khaya' (meaning home) - is to make cycling more accessible to young children living in South Africa's poorest communities.

(The name Velokhaya also is similar to a word in South Africa's Xhosa language, 'velakhaya' which means 'to bring home' or 'to come home'.)

Books On Bikes, our 'Active Minds, Active Bodies' initiative, recently co-sponsored a small library in support of Velokhaya. Be sure to check-it-out and as a follow-on, book our Velokhaya Life Cycling Tour and experience the project, the people and the community first-hand. A positive, life-changing experience.


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