Dr Gershom Sikaala – Founder
Gershom Sikaala is a businessman, humanitarian, author, speaker, television host, media personality, and global peace ambassador. He was born in Zambia, South Africa and studied Business Administration at the University of Cambridge. He holds a Statesman Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy & Humanity from the United Graduates College in Richmond, Virginia. Gershom is also the founder of Zambikes, a company that specializes in bamboo bicycles. As an international speaker, Gershom has orated on every continent of the world. As the son of an ambassador, he has met with several world leaders. He has also lectured at several universities. As a humanitarian, Dr. Sikaala was not only responsible for bringing $250,000 worth of medical supplies to Zambia, but was also part of an outreach program that gave over 35,000 pairs of shoes to the poor in South Africa. His latest project is the Global Charity Initiative (GCI), a non-profit created for the sole purpose of exterminating global poverty. Dr. Sikaala currently lives in the Los Angeles area where he appears on his own show, “You Will Never Be The Same”, on the Cross TV satellite network. In fact, he is the co-founder of the channel, reaching over 120 million people worldwide. Dr. Sikaala has authored many books such as, “And You Shall Live,” “Breakthrough Thinking,” “Fathered by the Visible Father,” and “New Dimension of Glory.”
“When I was a little boy in Africa I remember helping my grandmother. As a teen, being separated from my mom and dad I knew I could help my grandmother. So I started a business where I was selling nuts and birds and would give proceeds to my grandmother. Later on in life I discovered my dad was a wealthy man and most of my dads workers were from the neighboring community. My father provided jobs for most of the community. I could see many skillful and hard working people without much of a future. They were living from hand to mouth although they were well taken care of. These experiences encouraged my dream to end poverty so I started a social business called Zambikes. This social enterprise was helped with the Bill Clinton Foundation for malaria project, the Bill Gates Dove Foundation, and we were also blessed to work with World Vision, UN SAFE, USAID, Red Cross, Salvation Army and a Canadian organization, Pregnancy Prevention in Africa, Seeds of Hope, Africycle, Worldbike USA, etc.
From the profits from Zambikes, we drilled wells for water and gave bicycles for mothers that could did not have access to the hospital. We let these mothers use our trailer bikes called Zambulances. We were eventually able to build nice homes for our workers, assist in paying school tuition, and help fund weddings that were more colorful!
LIving in Los Angeles and going around skid row, our company Zambikes started a project there to help end homelessness. Now we have a dream as GCI to end homelessness on skid row and to empower the Boys and Girls Club with the right materials to break the mindset of poverty for this generation and generations to come.