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21 May 2019
The BikeRescue program at Kwinana's Zone Youth Space came to the rescue of local volunteer Adil Afzaal by donating a bike to him, when his was recently stolen from Wellard Train Station.
Adil Afzaal is a Kwinana Youth Advisory Council (KYAC) member and used his bike to volunteer. Around the time Adil's bike was stolen, he was donating his time to mentor a young person on how to ride their bike safely to their local train station, lock up their bike and how to catch the train.
In late 2018, the BikeRescue program - coordinated by Dismantle Inc. at the Zone Youth Space - helped ten of Kwinana's young people restore ten bikes. These bikes were then donated to charities or to young people who are making a difference and the community and are in need of a bike themselves.
Mayor Carol Adams said that she was proud of the City's youth for helping out a fellow young person in his time of need.
"Adil is so generous with his time at The Zone and it seemed fitting to help him out in his time of need," Mayor Adams said.
"The BikeRescue program is terrific, as it has helped young people in Kwinana develop new skills and enabled them to give back to their local community at the same time," she said.
Lawson Smith from Dismantle Inc. said he has loved seeing the community come together to support Adil and for him to be benefitting from the work of his peers at the Zone.
"I was incredibly grateful when the Zone and Dismantle called to say they were donating a bike to me," said Adil.