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Johana and the Learning by Tutorial System

by Karla Santana Spring 2010 InGear Johana del Carmen Sanchez Gonzalez is 14 years old. She lives in the rural community of El Higuero, Nicargua, some 16 km from the capital Managua, where she lives and works on her parents' farm. Out of six children, she is the only one still attending school. She graduated from elementary school last year, but could no longer attend more...

P4P and the EIT Take a Position in the Future of Uganda’s Economic Development

by Charles Mulamata, Founder and Co-Director of EIT At the Entrepreneurship Institute of Technology (EIT), formerly known as the EIAAT, we believe that entrepreneurs are the key to the future and that there is an imperative need for young Ugandans to learn viable skills and to be able to earn a living using them. The spirit of entrepreneurship is that one identifies more...

Uganda

Partner: Mityana Open Troop Foundation 4,140 bikes, 343 sewing machines shipped (2006–2011, more...

Thank you David & Pedals for Progress!

by Liz Deppe The gracious donation of 20 sewing machines from P4P to the Barrouallie Secondary School in St. Vincent has opened many doors for many students. We have been able to integrate sewing into the school art curriculum, which allows students to learn a new skill which they can carry through their entire lives. Although the program has just started, it is more...

Westfield Police Department Donates 20 Bikes to Westfield Knights of Columbus

On July 15, 2011, Sgt McErlean and Detective Lisa Perrotta of the Westfield Police Department donated 20 used bikes to the Westfield Knights of Columbus (KOC). The KOC worked with Warren Rorden (Westfield Rotary Club) to arrange for the bikes to be picked up by Pedals for Progress (www.p4p.org), a nonprofit group that ships the bikes to third-world countries to go to more...

P4P and EIAAT Aid in the Expansion of Vocational Training Courses in Uganda

by Patricia Hamill Readers may recall from our spring newsletter the story of an ambitious and successful Ugandan woman, Jane Kigoye. She was able to save her family from poverty by expanding her small tailoring business with the purchase of sewing machines from one of our partner programs, the Entrepreneurship Institute of Applied and Appropriate Technology (EIAAT). Not more...

My Rudge and Pedals for Progress

Read this article recently published in the NJ Star more...

Albania #2 Shipped on May 28th

Saturday, May 28th, 2011 An extremely satisfying day,  Today P4P loaded 523 bikes in our second shipment ever for Albania, formerly the worlds most isolated country.   This shipment of used bikes and almost as importantly a vast array of parts and accessories donated by Easton Bell Sports will serve to supplement the Albanian Public Bike Service which was initiated more...

20 Sewing Machines Sent to St. Vincent 5/12/11

My name is Elizabeth Deppe. I am an American, but am currently serving as a volunteer in St. Vincent for two years. I am volunteering at Barrouallie Secondary School. The school has students ranging from age 12 to 18 and serves over 500 students. Universal Education is fairly new to St. Vincent, so many students that may have not otherwise been accepted to a secondary more...

Richard E. ‘Dick’ Swisher

Obituary from the Gettysburg more...