Give a girl a bike: help her go to school

Oct 5, 2010

Give a Girl a bike; help her go to school

Bicycles Donated to Madhuri, Varsha & Jyoti
Bicycles Donated to Madhuri, Varsha & Jyoti

Dear Mann Deshi Friends and Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support of the Bicycle Project.

Under the Bicycle Project girls, who wish to continue higher education, get a bicycle. This bike makes it able for them to continue to go to school, while they otherwise would have dropped out from school. The bicycle project helps them to travel to school, which saves transportation costs.

Madhuri is 10 years old, in the 6th standard and got her bike last January. When she got the bike, she didn’t know how to cycle. Her teacher was of a great help to her, and learned her how to cycle. Her effort to learn cycling, shows that she is really eager on going to school. Her dream is continue studying and become a teacher.

The bike does not only help girls to go to school quicker, but the bike is also useful for other things. Varsha is a 12 year old girl, who is in the  7th  standard. She got her bike in January 2010. Varsha lives 3 km away from her school. Before she had the bike she used to go to school by feet. She uses the bike also for the distribution of milk. Every morning, before she goes to school, she distribute milk through her village. In this way the bike is also a help for a family.

Varsha is not the only example. Also Jyoti, 13 years old and in the 7th standard, uses her bike for different purposes. When she wants to go to buy some grocery (to help her mum) she can take the bike. This saves time, as it otherwise would have been a 3 km walk.

You can help girls like Madhuri, Varsha and Jyoti by providing seed money for bicycles. Mann Deshi can send you information and pictures of the specific girl you’ve helped and provide you the opportunity to keep up with her progress in school.

 Again thanks!


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Chetna Sinha

Mhaswad, Maharashtra India

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