Girl MOVE Academy is a leadership academy that is promoting a new generation of young female leaders in Africa through a unique mentorship methodology, recently recognized by UNESCO with the UNESCO 2021 Award for Girls’ and Women’s Education.
In 2020, Girl MOVE Academy strengthened its position as a leading academy that creates real value and impact in Mozambique and the world, through the design and implementation of Changemaker LAB, a lab for co-creating solutions to test and validate ideas to respond to the social challenges of its ecosystem, finding impact solutions with the potential to be scaled and replicated, in line with the 2030 SDGs.
In 2022, one of the challenges of Changemaker LAB, taking place from April to July 2022, is about smart mobility in grassroot communities. We will map, study and understand the mobility needs of Marrere, a peri urban neighborhood in Nampula, Mozambique.
After the needs assessment, we will pilot and test how bicycles have more potential to impact that community.
As a social innovation lab, Changemaker LAB aims to validate assumptions and test solutions, including replication and scalability success factors in its outputs.
This campaign will raise 6 bicycles for Girl MOVERS to bring bicycles to the community of Marrere. The girls behind this campaign are Helena, Leila, Ercília and Shamita. They are Girl MOVERS that have graduated from engineering, management and international relations areas.
This campaign will provide:
• 6 Bicycles • Transport • Spare parts and accessories • Basic bike care and maintenance items
This Project lies in one of Mozambikes pillars, EMPLOYMENT, giving Mozambicans specially in remote areas of the country the possibility and the tools to strive. In this case we have identified a special project in the Mozambique Island, part of Nampula Province. “Ilha de Moçambique” in Portuguese, is a special place full of history and endless stories but very poor and the local communities need support.
It’s a place that is visited by numerous foreigners of various nationalities due to its patrimonial cultural, beauty and touristic importance, from the Arabs to the Portuguese and Mozambicans so it’s an interesting blend and beautiful mix of cultures in such a small place and it was once the capital of the country due to its geographic location and importance.
Amisse Ibraimo Abdul is a local Mozambican entrepreneur that has been a tourist guide since a very early age and needs some help to grow his idea and employ more youngsters and make is dream come true. He is now providing various services to residents and foreigners, through tourist excursions, guided tours on and off the island, boat trips around the island in its neighbouring islands but with the bicycles he can grow faster and employ more young kids that otherwise have no future of perspectives of getting a job and end on the streets.
The majority of the tourists come to Mozambique Island for a short time, they do not have the possibility to know all the touristic points if done on foot, because the historical monuments are far away, which makes the tour exhausting for tourists. It’s a small place but still far from end to end if done on foot.
So through the rental of bicycles and putting together a bike repair and maintenance shop will give him sustainability on this new area and allow him to grow the business and help residents, who have bicycles but are unable to repair them by maintaining them.
This campaign, aims to raise 11 bicycles, where it will help to improve the time management of tourists. And with the bicycle workshop will help in the maintenance of bicycles, as a way to ensure their sustainability and thus increase the number of bicycles in Mozambique Island.
This campaign will provide:
• 11 Bicycles
• 1 Bike Shop
• Spare Parts and Accessories
• Basic training on bicycle care and maintenance