We also offer workshops on bicycle repair and maintenance. In January 2017, the Foundation had a special bike gifting event in the middle school of Juan Gil Preciado in cooperation with La Fundación Fraterna from Mexico City.
We gifted 40 new bikes to the middle school students and taught 3 mechanic workshops. Because the walk to school is long and steep in Juan Gil Preciado, the bikes offer the students an easier way of transportation as well as a means of exploring their local environment. We plan to gift more new bikes in Spring 2017.
During the bike workshop, Foundation workers Ignacio Pelayo and Christina Buckner taught the middle school students how to identify common bike problems and service and maintain their bikes with the use of household tools. These workshops help the children of the community become more mobile and self reliant.