If you’re in Jordan or Palestine and are looking to get active and at the same time to do good, we have just the right event for you! On Friday April 22, 2016, the Welfare Association for Youth (WAY) will be hosting its 5th Cycling4Palestine event.
The aim of the event is to demonstrate solidarity and raise awareness and funds for WAY’s projects. Each year, the funds raised go to different humanitarian and social projects in Palestine. This year’s theme is “solutions from within”, and all funds raised will go to projects that lead to sustainable development. One of the projects that will be supported by the funds raised in this event will empower women in the agriculture sector in Palestine.
When BarakaBits asked about the message and goal of the event Tamer Atia, President of WAY, said, “We choose to cycle because cycling offers a sustainable viable alternative to all other means of transport. Many communities in Palestine have the potential to utilize cycling as an effective tool of bridging villages and resources, thus enabling us to reach our schools, families, homes and workplaces. Cycling ultimately gives us control over movement.”
Moreover, Darin Zeidan, WAY Program Manager told BarakaBits, “I’m excited to meet everyone and see young people outside Palestine working for the Palestinian cause.” During our interview with Zeidan, she also expressed her excitement for this year’s event as it will take place in both Palestine and Jordan and emphasized the importance of such events and its role in engaging and reminding the youth of the Palestinian cause. It is also worth noting that this year Cycling4Palestine is organized by young volunteers.
The program includes cycling followed by lunch and an interactive segment including live performances and a quiz show. Cycling4Palestine is a family-friendly event open to all ages.
Enjoy your springtime by joining this event. Stay active, have fun and as always don’t forget to smile !
This article was originally published on BarakaBits on April 16, 2016.