The academy training structure is based around routine and team work. Training will typically be done in the morning, leaving the afternoon free for learning. Rides will focus on improving technique and handling, endurance and group riding ability.
The students will partake in local races, gaining valuable team-building experience, as well as showcasing their natural athletic talent. If a student shows particular racing promise, then they will have the opportunity to trial for Team Rwanda, the national cycling team.
Identify and support students with leadership qualities and help them become prominent members of their communities. They shall become ambassadors of the academy. Through the discipline of cycling young students will gain the confidence and values required to become successful positive members of their community. Educational programs to parents and the wider community will be offered through the academy.
To embrace personal differences as a team, accepting each other in working towards a brighter future. The academy will work with children of different backgrounds, from different families, to achieve a shared objective.
Providing English, Mathematics, Geography and science in an open, interesting method of education, the aim is that the students will be intrigued to learn and participate in exercises, team play and community based activities offering students extended education from their school system. Specific curriculum will be formed for students who have left the education system.
An understanding of nutrition and physiology is not only of paramount importance in cycling and sports, but also in maintaining a healthy mind and body. Students will realise the importance of diet and exercise, and its effect on their ability to perform on the bike and in the classroom. The program will include fun cooking activities with opportunity for family members to join, supporting aspects of the community building vision.
Mechanics are an essential part of any cycling set-up, be it a pro-team, a bike shop, or a community project. Students will learn in-depth bicycle maintainence, a skill which is invaluable in a place such as Rwanda, where bicycles feature so heavily in day-to-day life.
The instilment of an entrepreneurial spirit within the students will be an integral part of the curriculum. The development of social enterprise will help the academy achieve its aim of being a self sufficient entity, run by Rwandan's and independent of foreign investment.