Qhubeka 2019-2020: a cause with great results

Paola Pernigotti
May 07, 2020

Global charity Qhubeka shows 2019-2020 results with real impact on children’s lives in Africa.

Qhubeka is a global charity with a mission to move people in Africa forward with bicycles. By giving bikes to South-African children, they offer them mobility and safety in their daily travels to schools, clinics and jobs.

Qhubeka’s vision is also supported by NTT Pro Cycling, a cycling team that Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise supports with technology that helps optimise performance and keep the team connected.

The Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise team raises funds for Qhubeka that the company then matches dollar for dollar. These fund-raising events are promoted on special days, like the ALE Value Days.

In 2019-2020, Qhubeka achieved excellent results:

  • In October 2019, they delivered 100,000 bikes to 27 schools in Africa
  • In 2020, their top 10 schools achieved a pass rate of 93%, a 7% increase from 2019
  • They reduced travel time to school by over three times

Girl with 100 000th bike from Qhubeka blog image

Qhubeka 2019 2020 school rates results table blog image

These positive results show how much of an impact Qhubeka has on children and their future. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is very proud to support this worthy cause and will further aid the movement by delivering technology that helps people connect in every way.

Paola Pernigotti

Paola Pernigotti

Global Head of Brand and Media in Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Paola is working since 2013 in Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.

Paola has over 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry, of which 10+ years in leading marketing and communications. Prior to Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise she worked at Lucent Technologies, where she held various roles including network planning of mobile networks, business development and account management. Her previous work experience also includes different responsibilities at Telecom Italia labs (Optical and Radio departments) and Reale Mutua Assicurazioni (Insurance @IT department).

She holds a Physics degree from the University of Turin, and a Master’s degree in Telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy.

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