The starting shot for the 6,400-kilometer trip to Kampala in Uganda went from Førdehuset in Western Norway last week. On Tuesday afternoon, the cyclists arrived in Mysen.
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This trip is under the auspices of the Norwegian aid organization Care4 Starving Children performs as a bicycle trip from Luster in Sogn to Kampala in Uganda – and back. The purpose of the trip is to fund a new vocational school in Kampala. Care4 Starving Children is a project in Lions Club Luster, and members of this club will be on the tour.
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Part one of the trip takes them to Kampala in Uganda and part two back to Norway. The purpose is to raise the money for the vocational school they know is so important for children and young people in the country. Bård and Bjørn will now cycle on to Copenhagen, and from there Bjørn’s sister-in-law Else Karin Skovly will come and stay on.
Bjørn Skovly is the general manager of Care4 Starving Children. When the pandemic does not put obstacles in the way, Bjørn spends half the year in Uganda to follow up the organization’s work there. Bjørn is also known for other physical activities for income for Care4 such as “We go for young people in Uganda” and 100,000 steps in a day. In his youth, Bjørn also cycled Trondheim – Oslo, six and a half times.
Bård Huseby driver Fjærland Fjordstover. Bård also works voluntarily as communications manager in Care4 Starving Children. Of course, he has a godchild in the slums of Kampala, whom he has also visited. Bård participates in parts of the trip to Kampala and is on the whole trip from Kampala back to Norway. In the picture you see Bård with his godson Sharom.