investment in the future

investment in the future

Accessing education is essential to raising economic and societal standing. Girls who complete their secondary education are six times less likely to be married as children. Even just completing one’s primary education has enormous benefits.

In rural developing countries, the biggest barrier to education is often the physical act of getting to school. Tasked with many more domestic chores than boys, girls fall behind because of the cultural obstacles they face. In many of the areas where we work, it is common for girls to arrive at school late and tired if they arrive at all.

World Bicycle Relief mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles. They are committed to helping people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence and thrive.

citizenM Hotels inspires hotel staff to empower others

At citizenM Hotels, we think the most important thing is for our ambassadors and mobile citizens to stay close. It’s what makes citizenM such a warm and fuzzy place to be. 

Keeping guests and teams engaged with our closest causes is something we want to keep up. Which is why this year our office teams slipped into their lycra (or stretchiest jeans) to complete a 15,000 virtual ride to Zambia and back. We also hosted a whole load of inspiring workshops aimed at engaging our hotel teams, which ended with a sweat-dripping communal spinning class to amp up mileage on this mighty global virtual cycle. We can still feel the burn. With the hotel teams biking together with the office teams, citizenMovementwent truly – and proudly – global!

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Last year from London to Paris

fun in the sun and the rain

We think up fun (often sweaty) ways of raising even more funds. Between September 21 and 23 in 2018, we took three days to bike from London to Paris.  It really gives a new meaning to ‘going the extra mile’, and citizenMovement was looking to make an XL contribution to the World Bike Relief initiative.

The route was for experienced cyclists only, we completed a 425 km journey in three days.

Kilometers cycled per day:

  • 1st day – 130 km
  • 2nd day – 160 km
  • 3rd day – 135 km
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