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Rewarding students for collecting 84kg of plastic waste on campus with a free bike to meet their mobility needs

Poor transport and waste management systems are indicative of a lack of vision in urban planning and are common problem in developing countries like Nigeria. Unfortunately, university campuses in Nigeria, which often house more than 20,000 people now have similar problems. No more hassle on campus! Our solution ensures that campuses are free of plastic waste and students can get around at no extra cost. Students simply collect 84kg of plastic waste from campus and are rewarded with new bicycles
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5/2/23 - 5/31/23
September, 2023
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Minimum amount (Start level): 3,600 €

To finance project implementation at pilot campus. Procure 20 new bicycles at the rate of 250 EUR per bike and candidate selection, as well as operation cost

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Primary sustainable development goal
Climate action

What is this project all about?

Poor transport and waste management systems are indicative of the lack of vision in urban planning that is common in developing countries like Nigeria. These problems have become more pronounced in Nigeria as the world experiences rapid urbanisation. The headaches of commuters are undesirable, just as the alarming death rate from communicable diseases still persists due to unstructured management of household solid waste, mainly plastic. The unfortunate reality is that university campuses in Nigeria, which are home to more than 20,000 people, now reflect the inadequacies of the larger society.
No more problems on campus! TIAB Cycle Limited is championing a bicycle revolution that will guarantee plastic-free campuses and enable students to get around at no extra cost. Students simply collect 84kg of plastic waste from campus and are rewarded with new bicycles. This approach addresses the inefficiencies of both the transport and waste management systems in Nigeria.
Through our bicycle reward for plastic waste and Minus My Own Waste
campaign, we aim to provide one hundred (100) bicycles for campus mobility to one hundred (100) students on each campus within one (1) academic year. Students will be selected in two categories; merit students from all faculties who show an interest in the project, and students who have demonstrated an interest in climate action through an essay competition. The students selected for the project will not only collect plastic waste on campus, but will also organise monthly orientation programmes to sensitise other students on the proper disposal of solid waste.
We are also aiming to build Nigeria's first dedicated cycle lane on the pilot campus to promote cycling.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

  • Address Nigeria's current transport deficiencies
  • Make cycling attractive enough to account for more than 50% of campus commuting and about 5% of city commuting in Nigeria by
  • Meet mobility needs of 100 students on campus by providing them a new bike at ZERO COST ($0.00) to students.
  • Inspire climate action among African youth to significantly reduce individual carbon footprint and improve air quality.
  • End generational culture of inappropriate disposal of solid waste (mainly plastic) --> attributed by recent research to almost 50% of malaria incidence in Nigeria (Nigeria alone accounts for over 30% of global malaria deaths)
  • Drastically reduce plastic pollution, which has both environmental and health benefits
  • Promote circular economy
  • Reduce steel and aluminium waste in Nigeria by using scrap metal as the main raw material in the manufacture of bicycle frames.

Why would you support this project?

  • With your support, promote circular economy of plastic, we can slow down plastic pollution in Nigeria by collecting 84,00Kg of plastic waste in 1 year on 1 campus, which will result in huge environmental and health benefits.
  • You will be our partner in ending the long standing mobility hardship on university campuses in Nigeria and eliminating the financial difficulties in procuring bicycles among university students and staff.
  • Through our 'Bike For Plastic Waste' scheme, you will be instrumental in reducing the incidence of malaria and associated deaths, as plastic waste and other household solid waste is thought to be responsible for almost 50% of malaria cases in Nigeria.
  • Reduce seasonal flash flooding due to blockage of waterways and drains by plastic waste.
  • You will become an advocate for the reduction of plastic waste in the ocean as (Nigeria generate highest volume of plastic waste into the ocean in Africa in 202)
  • Your support will help achieve the SDGs and inspire climate action among African youth.

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

We will use the updated funds wisely to implement the first Bicycle Reward for students involved in tackling plastic waste on pilot university campuses. The implementation will take place in three phases. Order a minimum of 20 bicycles, followed by selection of beneficiary students and project operation.
Finally, the company will pay for the preparation and transfer of plastic waste collected on campus to a plastic recycling partner.

Who are the people behind the project?

Olumide and Damilola Oladoyin have set up TIAB Cycle Limited. TIAB Cycle won a highly competitive Business Idea For Development pitch organised by GIZ GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. Through the GIZ programme, TIAB is working with its consulting partner in Germany, Kompass Frankfurt, and is a cohort of Cc-Hub; an innovation management organisation in Nigeria.
Olumide is result-driven individual with a listed record of building and growing brands. His rewarding career in sales and product management in the pharmaceutical and FMCG industries has seen great skill development, both in Nigerian start-ups and multinational environments such as Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim SSA. Olumide has also recently gained experience in Management Consulting and Logistics with BASF and Fedex respectively.
Olumide holds a B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Ibadan and has an interest in environmental protection. He has previously researched the effects of oil spills on the microbial ecosystem. He is enrolled for an MBA at the University of Bremen and is researching green mobility in Africa.
Damilola Oladoyin, co-founder of TIAB Cycle, is an epidemiologist and HSE expert.
TIAB Cycle Limited has a group of consultants, Adejoke Aladesanmi Esq and Ifeoluwa Olorunda ACCA and Dr Ibukun Babarinde. They provide legal, financial and business management advice.
TIAB currently employs one person.

Damilola Oladoyin

What are the sustainable development goals of this project?

Primary sustainable development goal

Climate action

Why does this project contribute to this goal?

The goal of our bike revolution is to make cycling so attractive to the extent it accounts for more than 50% of campus commute and about 5% city commute in Nigeria. The result have direct climate friendly impact; significantly cutting down individual carbon footprint and improving air quality.
In addition, our plastic waste collection program will drastically slow down plastic pollution, which has both environmental and health benefit, as well promote circular economy.

This project also pays toward those goals

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TIAB Cycle Limited
Olumide Oladoyin
Bussardstr 6
67373 Dudenhofen Deutschland

5/29/23 - With your support we can kick start the...

With your support we can kick start the project at pilot campus. However, for maximum impact at maden campus and to implement at other campuses, we still require about 25.000 EUR more

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