Blog by new partner Veloplus: a future thanks to a bike

Veloplus has a new partnership with the Swiss NGO Kamboo Project for 2023. The association is committed to promoting a sustainable and self-determined future for people in Cambodia through intensive cycling promotion for children and young people and many other projects.

In this article, the association Kamboo Project introduces itself and shows the importance of the bicycle in Cambodia. You will also find beneath the post the information on the donation account, as well as our own funding campaign. From the sale of selected tube scarves from our range, we will donate 50% of the sales price directly to the project.

What do bicycles have to do with schooling?

Very much. The way to school in Cambodia is often difficult. Public transport is not available everywhere, especially outside of the cities. It is not uncommon for the way to decide how many days a child can come to school, whether it comes at all, yes – whether it is even enrolled in school!

Against this background, the bicycle is an important and efficient tool for a Cambodian child: By cycling to and from school, the children have more energy and free time to study. The bicycle offers more safety for learners than having to walk from home in the rural area.

But owning and maintaining a bike is a luxury for most families with children, especially in rural areas where the nearest primary school is usually miles away.

Schoolgirl Mom Sreyart shows how her Kamboo Project and the bike make life easier.

“Having a bike makes my life a lot easier. I don’t have to get up as early in the morning and I’m less tired when I come home from school in the evening. So I have more time to help my mother with the daily work.”

Mom Sreyart, Schoolgirl from Cambodia

As in the four previous years, this year we at Kamboo Project will ask the 15 schools we support which children would be particularly helped by a bicycle. The Kamboo Project team then visits the families of the children nominated by the schools to ultimately select the most needy students.

We thank our new partner, Veloplus, for supporting us with a partnership in 2023.

Veloplus fundraiser

Do you want to support the Kamboo Project? We have selected three tube scarves from our range where 50% of the sales price goes directly to Kamboo Project. With the purchase of one of the three tube scarves, you support Kamboo Project at the same time!

Buy a tubular scarf and support the project

DRYFLX+ Halswärmer von Buff

The neck warmer DRYFLX+ by BUFF has the shape of the face, so it fits perfectly and keeps the neck, chin and nose warm. A perforation in the mouth and nose area makes breathing easier. The material is breathable and dries quickly.

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Anti mosquito snood by P.A.C.

The environmentally friendly and skin-friendly anti-mosquito finish offers good protection against ticks and mosquitoes on a biodegradable basis. The smell of the anti mosquito equipment keeps the insects away, but is not dangerous for them.

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Recycled Merino Tech snood by P.A.C.

The tube scarf made of 100% recycled materials combines a technical performance fiber with natural merino wool for perfect thermoregulation and good moisture transport. The materials offer a high level of skin tolerance and merino wool naturally has odor-inhibiting properties.

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Donation account

If you want to support the project additionally, you can also do so with the note “Veloplus” via the following donation account:

Kamboo Project
Auf der Mauer 2
8001 Zürich

CH88 0020 9209 1043 9701 A