VBP Trainer Karim Kamara shows an Advanced Class how to adjust derailleurs.

Bringing more long term depth to our programs, we have a recent growing emphasis on advanced training for bike owners and village repairers.  The Sierra Leone team, led by program coordinator Chris Harbert-Erceg, returned recently to Maforki, where we’ve done two previous programs over the last two years, awarding 40 bikes.

Two bike mechanics from the village were there, as well as the father of two girls borrowing VBP Library bikes for their 6 mile round-trip commute to junior high school.  The more people know how to take care of their bikes the better!

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