Cycling4Gaza has journeyed 2,400 km over 7 years raising awareness and £1 million in support of 17 projects in Gaza and Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. Each of these projects addresses crucial issues relating to healthcare and education within the Palestinian communities. Through its collaboration with charity partners; MAP UK (2009, 2012), the Welfare Association (2010, 2011) and the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (2013-2015), Cycling4Gaza has positively impacted the lives of 9,600 children and over 5,000 family members and individuals in the community.
Cycling4Gaza is a non-profit initiative founded by a group of concerned enthusiastic young individuals in the wake of the 2008-2009 military offensive on Gaza. The project is led by a small team of dedicated people based between Paris; London and Dubai.
- Raise awareness of the on-going blockade on the Gaza Strip and its effects on Gaza’s population
- Raise funds for carefully selected NGOs that implement sustainable education and healthcare projects to support vulnerable Palestinian communities
This is achieved by organising annual cycling challenges that mobilise people in a collective effort to raise awareness and funds.
In 2016, Cycling4Gaza is proudly supporting the UK based non-profit PACES which focuses on developing and funding vital sports programs for Palestinian children: for boys who would otherwise be on the streets with nothing to do and therefore exposed to potential extremism, violence and radicalization, and for girls who would be stuck at home feeling marginalized and not empowered.
For more information about Cycling4Gaza and the Project we have partnered with PACES with please look at our website - www.cycling4gaza.com