Kansanshi Cycling, Zambia
The Kansanshi Cycling Development programme is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when a group of diverse people work together with a shared vision to create something of meaningful value.
Read the full story here of how the programme began and how it developed, but in short, it's the story of a mining company wishing to improve young lives in the community in which it operates, and of a group of young men and women seizing the opportunity offered to them through cycling.
The Kansanshi Cycling Development programme is affiliated to the Corporate Social Responsibility department of Kansanshi Mining PLC (First Quantum Minerals Ltd), and is supported by other committed corporate sponsors. The programme identifies and provides support and guidance to aspiring young athletes to help them not only achieve cycling success but also to have the opportunity to improve their lives through education, discipline and hard work. In so doing, they have the ability to become productive, influential members of society. Read more about the programme here and read about the successes of the programme so far, here.