Education project Lusaka/Zambia

Dear friends,

First of all, we would like to apologise for the fact that nothing has been heard of us and the planned actions for so long and that everything has taken so eternally long.

When we launched the fundraising campaign for the bike/wheelchair/PV training project in Zambia in 2021, we still firmly assumed that we would be able to carry out what we had planned with the donations we received.

The restrictions imposed by Corona had eased somewhat, travel etc. was possible again – albeit in a limited way – and our partners worldwide were also in good spirits that we would be able to intensify our work again.

Then the consequences of the delay on the world market caused by the container ship blockade in the Suez Canal had a dramatic effect on logistics/ and gradually on all prices. Container and shipping costs exploded, halfway estimable time planning was impossible. Throughout the autumn, we tried to find ways to implement our plans after all.

The fundraising campaign did raise quite a bit,


But these enormous additional costs could not be reflected in the budget at all.

At the beginning of 2022, we had found new approaches with other partners to share the costs, but then came the war in Ukraine. And with the war came further uncertainties and another cost explosion. You know all this yourselves and cannot excuse the fact that we did not inform you. We are really very sorry about that.

Now for the pleasant update:

With our partners from EURIST e.V. ( and their African E-Bike programme (, we are now starting a training programme for the pupils of the Fountain Gate Crafts&Trades School ( in Lusaka/Zambia. The mechanic workshop there already repairs bicycles and wheelchairs and will now enter the field of e-bikes.

The school also already has a Solar Academy:

Extensive information on the development goals to which e-bikes and the associated use of renewable energy will contribute can also be found here:

In the first step, two bikes from African E-Bike ( ) are currently being brought to Lusaka. There we will train the students in the assembly, operation and maintenance of the bikes with specialists from African E-Bike.

The bikes are then used and tested in different ways. In the further course of the project, it is then planned to purchase a larger number of bikes and also use them to generate income (cargo bikes etc.) for the school. The shipment of wheelchairs for the wheelchair basketball players will also be re-planned as soon as the cost situation allows.

As soon as we have photos, we will post them and inform you about further plans and actions.

(Deutsch) Projekt-Update Sambia

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.

Zunächst einmal ganz herzlichen Dank an alle, die im Rahmen unseres Spendenaufrufes für das Sambia-Projekt so großzügig gespendet haben.

Leider ist aufgrund der Pandemie, des Vorfalles im Suezkanal vor einigen Monaten sowie durch die weltweite Explosion von Rohstoffpreisen alles empfindlich teurer geworden, als wir es basierend auf unseren Erfahrungen mit vergangenen Containerverschiffungen angesetzt haben. Auch ist das geplante Zeitfenster offensichtlich von uns zu optimistisch angesetzt worden. Die internationalen Speditionen und Fördermittelgeber haben weitaus längere Bearbeitungs- und Wartezeiten als noch vor zwei Jahren.

Wir sind gerade dabei, die gestiegenen Kosten im Detail zu ermitteln, Angebote einzuholen und mögliche, zusätzliche Fördergelder zu beantragen.

Wie auch immer sich die Situation entwickeln wird, wir können schon jetzt allen zusagen, dass, wie ihr/Sie es von uns gewohnt seid, die Spendengelder zu 100 % in der geplanten Projektarbeit eingesetzt werden und vor Ort von verlässlichen Partnern für diejenigen verwendet werden, die es am meisten benötigen.

In diesem Sinne werden wir euch weiter auf dem Laufenden halten und natürlich sofort auch mit Bildern berichten, wenn es wichtige Neuigkeiten zu diesem Projekt gibt.

Vielen Dank für euer Vertrauen und eure Geduld !

Successful start: Wheelchair Basketball Training in Buea

As already announced here, the start of the planned training sessions of the wheelchair basketball players in Buea took place on February 3, 2018 at 9 am.

A total of 25 participants prepared with national coach Francois Xavier Nyobe and coach Efon for the upcoming season and were allowed to show who worked on physical fitness and ball handling during the rain break.

The obligatory warming up and stretching awakened muscles and senses after the longer break for the first drills with ball and basket.

It was clear afterwards that there would also be a game on the big field this year to round off the event.

As in the last tournament, the basketball players expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to train together through full commitment and enjoyment.

The food for the almost six hours training session came this time from the own ranks and, like the transport to the training area, was promoted accordingly. We thank everyone involved for the great atmosphere and energetic commitment, it was again a pleasure to see what is possible!

To enable people with disabilities to participate regularly in popular sports in southwest Cameroon, our training courses fill an existing gap where state support is lacking.
With your donation you can enable the participants to experience a feeling of effectiveness and importance in everyday life and to establish it long-term.

Announcement: Wheelchair Basketball Training in Buea

Tomorrow February 3rd, 2018 at the Molyko Sports Complex, Buea we organize a wheelchair basketball training with 20 participants from Buea, Limbe, Kumba and Tiko. National coach Francois Xavier Nyobe will lead the training.

More information: Coach Efon Elad Constantine in an interview with CBS Radio Cameroon.