Bike ride funds Covid-busting charity work in Africa

Two local cyclists are riding 100 miles to ensure we can continue to deliver life-changing teaching to communities in Africa despite problems caused by Covid-19.

When the pandemic prevented its volunteers travelling to Uganda and Kenya, Lullaby Africa reacted by investing in new ways to deliver our support to remote communities.

We teach baby-bonding and infant brain development to communities ravaged by trauma and poverty and have overcome the ban on in-person support by investing in a series of teaching films.

The teaching empowers mothers to become more sensitive parents and gives them skills they can pass on to their friends and husbands. This raises their standing in the community and gives them more confidence dealing both with their children and other adults.

Now, two of the charity’s UK supporters, Eastleigh resident Chris Aslet and his friend Jon Wilmott from Romsey, are raising funds by cycling 100 miles from Eastleigh to Inkpen Beacon and back on Friday 9th October. Chris and Jon’s partners are two of Lullaby Africa’s volunteer teachers. Chris is the husband of one of our long-standing trustees, Jane Aslet.

The money Chris and Jon raise will help the charity distribute the film to its local teaching groups in Kenya and Uganda and to reach new communities in countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

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