Give a girl a bike: help her go to school

Dec 14, 2009

Project update

Dear Mann Deshi Friends and Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support of the Bicycle Project.

“I want to become an engineer”. This was an aspiration of Ms. Swapa Bhandare. Mann Deshi started Freedom Ride program in support of girls for who wish to continue higher education. Under this program young girls get bicycle to continue higher education. Lack of transport facilities force girls to drop out from school after 7th grade. Mann Deshi Foundation have provided bicycle to thousands of girls. Bicycle program helps them to travel and continue high school. After high school they also entered graduate program. Mann Deshi also organizes career development workshop for these girls. In one of the workshop Ms. Bhandare said, “Without bicycle I would have dropped out of the school and would have become wage laborers in fields.” High schools education brought aspiration to these young girls. In career development workshop one of them said “I want to become an engineer”

I am thankful to the donors who have supported theses young girls to dream whatever they wish to and also motivate to choose the option like becoming engineer.

We greatly appreciate all the support you have given us so far and hope that you will be able to help us in for our future projects.

Affectionately, Chetna

  • Donna
    Donna This is a perfect update. Short, but tells a great story and I learned something. Keep up the good work!
    • 5 years ago
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Chetna Sinha

Mhaswad, Maharashtra India

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