SOURCE: African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF)

African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF)

July 18, 2016 19:15 ET

New Foundation Will Provide Free Bamboo Bicycles to Ghanaian Students and Small Farmers

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - July 18, 2016) -

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WHAT: On Thursday, July 21, media representatives are invited to attend the introductory news conference of the African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF) at Philadelphia's City Hall, wherein reporters and guests will learn about the Foundation's mission, and hear remarks from key board members, and from Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, chair of the Mayor's Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs.
  ABCF has made a commitment to improve economic development in Ghana, through funding the free distribution of bicycles to students, small farmers and entrepreneurs in rural areas of that country. The Foundation will also explore bicycle-related and other trade opportunities between the U.S. and Ghana, and will work to sponsor enhanced, direct, and technology-facilitated communication between students and small business owners in the two countries.
  ABCF is partnering with Ghana Bamboo Bike Initiative (GBBI) in Kumasi, Ghana, which will manufacture the bicycles, and provide assistance in screening and selecting the recipients.
  Ms. Bernice Dapaah, founder, GBBI, will deliver remarks via video, as will special advisor to the ABCF board, Dorothy Davis, a global consultant on African affairs who was born in Liberia and who has been a consultant to the U.N. Secretary General. ABCF chairman A. Bruce Crawley and executive director Patricia Marshall-Harris will also share insight on ways that people in the U.S. can be engaged with the organization, as well as donate toward the cause.
 WHO:Hon. Jannie Blackwell, councilwoman, Chair of Mayor's Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs
 Dorothy Davis, board advisor, ABCF
 Bernice Dapaah, founder, Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative
 A. Bruce Crawley, chair, ABCF
 Patricia Marshall-Harris, executive director, ABCF
 More than 50 business, community, and civic leaders
WHEN: Thursday, July 21, 2016
  5:30 pm -- Refreshments/Networking
  6:00pm -- ABCF Press Conference
WHERE: Philadelphia City Hall, Room 201
  1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  Philadelphia, PA 19107

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