At this week’s Davos Forum in Switzerland, world leaders are going to take a walk.
They’ll be walking to see how it feels to have to travel six kilometers or more to get to school, as many children in South Africa do.
Brainchild of Nutcase partner World Bicycle Relief (WBR), the Davos Challenge: Walk for Education is a joint effort of WBR, the UBS financial services company, and the World Economic Forum.
For every six kilometers a Davos Challenge participant walks, UBS will donate a sum to help WBR distribute a bike for a child in a WBR program area that needs one to get to school.
WBR hopes to be able to fund 2,500 of their in-house designed Buffalo Bicycles through the Davos Challenge event.
Giving kids robust and sturdy Buffalo Bikes can cut their daily travel times up to 75%, giving them more hours for homework, chores, and even play.
To date, World Bicycle Relief has distributed more than 220,000 bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs. Nutcase is proud that our initial efforts in auctioning Unframed artists’ on-site murals at Eurobike and Interbike in 2014 contributed enough funds to put an additional 53 bicycles where they are most needed.
To watch our artists in action making murals that benefitted WBR, just click the video below.