Creando Jovenes Transformadores

Who are we?

We are a group of friends that believe that all kids have the right to partake in the joy of cycling.  We are based in the city of Popayan in the southern region of Colombia.  We noticed that many kids have bikes sitting collecting dust because they are damaged.  We thought that this was a problem that we could solve with friends, love, education and a few grease stains.  

What do we Do?

We decided that the best way to fix this problem was to train young people on repair and maintenance of their bicycles.  After three months of trainings we leave each group of kids with their own set of tools and a space to manage their own Casa de la Bici site.  Moreover, we make sure these same young people have the knowledge and abilities to take ownership of the problems in their neighborhood and work together to find solutions.

How can you Help?

We are always looking for volunteers. To be a volunteer in the Casa de la Bici you do not need to be a bike mechanic or have previous experience with bike repairs.  We also need help with trainings such as leadership, technology and first aid.  We are always looking for people with ideas and knowledge to share with our #youngchangemakers.  If you would like to be a volunteer or learn of other ways you can support our project click HERE.