Bike to Uganda: Building Tomorrow

Would you bike 7,556 miles to Uganda to provide children with the desire to learn a safe place to do so? I don’t know about you, but I would!

And the best part? You don’t need to worry about traveling the whole way – Hope College is there to help you! On April 23rd and 24th, Hope set up stationary bikes in the Pine Grove to contribute to this cause. For $20, students could pay the Bike to Uganda registration fee and receive a sweet t-shirt! Pretty neat, huh? My friend Delaney and I biked for 30 minutes to add miles to the total goal of 7,556. So far, Building Tomorrow has opened – or is soon to open – 15 schools with the capacity for 4,725 students to be safely accommodated.

Not only did Delaney and I receive a sweet t-shirt by partcipating, but we also had the chance to meet new people! I even ran into a friend of the student who hosted me when I was a prospective student. What a small world!
Not only did Delaney and I receive a sweet t-shirt by participating, but we also had the chance to meet new people! I even ran into a friend of the student who hosted me when I was a prospective student a few years ago. What a small world!

One of my favorite parts of the Hope community is that they often have their eyes set on other communities as well, both in Holland as well as around the world. I’m so blessed to be in a community such as this one! Want to know what else is happening around campus as the semester is coming to a close? Keep up with me @hopesophie17. Have questions or want to learn more? Send me an email at sophie.guetzko@hope.edu.

Published by Sophie Guetzko

Hey, I'm Sophie. I'm a third year college student graduating a year early, in May 2016. Follow me (I'm a Leadership minor) @hopesophie17 on Twitter and Instagram, send me an email at sophie.guetzko@hope.edu-- I'd love to chat (I'm a Communication major). While on campus, I've been involved with numerous Bible Studies, The Anchor newspaper, CFL Consulting, and recently started my own t-shirt company through the CFL Incubator program. Hope to talk soon!

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