Feb 2020 I promised the kids of my class – 3 refugee children (between then and now we welcomed a 4th boy into our class) – to take them for a cycling trip. They arrived in Belgium a couple of months ago, live in a refugee center and as soon as school’s out they have little or nothing to do.
I knew they love cycling, so I offered them to organize a little cycling trip to take their mind off things. We marked a day on our classroom calendar and started making plans and then…
“Miss, I think we should go cycling every weekend!”
“And look, miss, during summer we don’t have school. Can’t you come and cycle with us every single day then?”
I explained them it wouldn’t be possible because I already planned a cycling trip from Belgium to France + a triple climb of the Mont Ventoux, to raise funds to the benefit of the Kakuma Project.