On February 22, 2017, Bambike Revolution Cycles founder Bryan Benitez McClelland shared with 10-11th grade students from Saint Paul College Pasig how his life was transformed by his social enterprise. He mentioned in his speech how he felt for his fellow filipinos who had to beg for alms to be able to afford food. McClelland talked about his advocacy of helping his fellow countrymen reach for a better tomorrow. He also shared with the girls the process of building his enterprise and how he went from only having 2 builders to having over 20 employees. Bryan left the students with a motivation and an advise to follow their curiosity in order to find their true purpose.
Bambike is proudly partnered with Gawad Kalinga. “Gawad Kalinga,” translated in English means to “give care”; it is a Philippine-based movement that aims to end poverty by first restoring the dignity of the poor. It employs an integrated and holistic approach to empowerment with values-formation and leadership development at its core. Established in 2003, The Foundation currently works with over 2,000 communities and has been recognized as the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee & 2012 Skoll Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship.